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Students learn
about careers
Ms. Snyder's class is going
to put on a Spring Play called
"The Three Nanny Goats
Gruff." The boys and girls have
been learning their songs and
speaking parts. Also, they are
learning about coins and
clocks for math. The class is
enjoying our science units on
Clouds/Charting the four differ-
ent kinds on a calendar.
Mrs. Bronkella's, Ms. Rauler-
son, and Mrs. Smith's classes
have been studying communi-
ty and careers. We had three
terrific speakers come discuss
their careers with us. Mr.
McCain from the Okeechobee
Fire and Rescue brought a fire
engine and spoke about being
a fireman. He also gave the stu-
dents color-changing pencils,
coloring books and a fire hat.
Mrs. McGray came into talk
about being a nurse in the ER at
the hospital. She gave the stu-
dents a frozen treat. Mrs. Alicea
came to tell us all about being a
hairdresser. She even gave her
son Marc a mock haircut for all
of us to watch.
Page 3
LSU star heads
women's team
Seimone Augustus plays
Myith dazzling skill, a crowd-
pleasing flair and, according to
her coach, plenty of smarts.
With that combination, it's
no wonder the LSU star was a
unanimous All-American.
Augustus led The Associat-
ed Press women's basketball
All-America 'eam, which was
announced Wednesday.
Sports, Page 7


Drought Index
Current: 79
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.43 feet


Lake level -
Last Year: .. '
15.00 feet (
(SOURCE:
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

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Comics ..... ... .8
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ......... .6
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ........... .4
Speak Out ......... .4
Sports .......... ..7
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Weather ............ 2
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Kindergarten and pre-kindergarten students from North Elementary School spent
Wednesday morning.playing at the wooden jungle.


Giovanny Agurre made it to the top at the wooden jungle, proving he is a high climber.
Giovanny and other kindergarten students from North Elementary School spent
Wednesday morning at the wooden jungle.


Former home


dealer charged


with tax fraud
By Eric Kopp cy in May of 2004, according to
Okeechobee News Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment (OCPD) reports.
The former sales manager of-.. Varnum was arrested in
a mobile home dealership in Sebastian last week by the Flori-
Okeechobee is once again in da Highway Patrol on warrants
trouble with the law. from Okeechobee County. The
According to the Florida warrants charged him with
Department of Revenue (DOR), grand theft and tax fraud of over
Michael A. Varnum of Clewis- $20,000 but less than $100,000.
ton was arrested March 17 on He was booked into the Indian
charges that he stole over River County Jail under a bond
$73,000 in sales tax that he col- of $13,000. According to jail
elected from customers but did records, Varnum posted bond
not send to the state. and was released from the Indi-
Varnum, 55, was the former an River County Jail on Friday,
sales manager for Taylor Creek March 18.
Mobile Homes. Prior to becom- According to Assistant State
ing a sales manager for Taylor Attorney Lev Evans, who will be
Creek Mobile Homes, Varnum prosecuting the case, all
owned Central Homes of Okee- charges against Varnum have
chobee, Inc. Central Homes of
Okeechobee filed for bankrupt- See Fraud Page 2




Planners grant


preliminary


plat approvals


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
With little controversy or dis-
cussion Tuesday night, the
Okeechobee County Planning
Board/Board of Adjustments
and Appeals conducted three
public hearings and granted four
requests for preliminary plat
approvals.
Maria Valencia's request to
install a used dwelling unit in a
residential mixed zoning district
on N.W.'43rd Avenue was grant-
ed, provided a bond is posted to
ensure compliance with all


applicable building codes and a
certificate of occupancy is
secured within six months.
"I like this project a lot," was
the comment of Planning Direc-
tor Bill Royce as he presented
the case for Hamrick and Sons,
property owner, and Bret Sover-
el, applicant, to change zoning
from agriculture to residential
general for property about one-
half mile north of S.R. 70 E. near
the railroad overpass.
Mr. Royce said he liked the
idea because it fit well with the
See Approvals Page 2


No permit required


to burn some debris


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Many Okeechobee residents
live outside of the city limits in
rural Okeechobee County. Dur-
ing last summer's hurricanes
they sustained extensive damage
to the trees and foliage on their
property.
As these residents have their
homes repaired or replaced, they
are now able to face the seeming-
ly impossible task of cleaning up
their land. Over the years, many
have kept their property clear by
burning dead trees or downed
limbs without incident.
Recently the Division of
Forestry (DOF) has cracked
down on homeowners attempt-
ing to remove the debris by burn-
ing.
There are several avenues
open to homeowners attempting
to clean up their property.


According to Melissa A. Cor-
well, wildfire mitigation specialist
information officer in DOF's Palm
City office, rural Okeechobee
County allows yard debris burn-
ing without a permit. But, there
are guidelines that must be
adhered to by the owner.
The DOF yard debris burning
statewide department rule #62-
526 states: "As a homeowner you
are required to follow certain
Florida outdoor burning regula-
tions in order to burn yard debris.
Yard trash means vegetative mat-
ter resulting from landscaping
and yard maintenance opera-
tions and includes materials such
as tree and shrub trimmings,
grass clippings, palm fronds,
trees and tree stumps. It does not
mean household garbage. A per-
mit is not required for this type of
burn as long as the following


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State probes
petting zoos
ORLANDO Five children in
critical condition with kidney fail-
ure may have picked up a rare
infection at petting zoos, health
officials said.
State and county health officials
are investigating the infections, said
Bill Toth of the Orange County
Health Department.
Four children being treated at
Florida Hospital Orlando visited
zoos at the Central Florida Fair in
Orlando, which ended March 13.
A fifth child who visited a pet-
ting zoo at the Florida Strawberry
Festival in Plant City, which also
ended March 13, is being treated at
the Arnold Palmer Hospital for
Children & Women.
The potentially dangerous kid-
ney condition hemolytic uremic
syndrome, or HUS is a rare com-
plication arising from an initial
infection most commonly associat-
ed with E. coli, a bacterium found
in undercooked beef or contami-
nated food.
The children might have been
exposed to the bacteria through
the animals' feces, officials said.


Staff photo/Maria Chandler
Fat Boys closing
After serving the community since 1987 Fat Boys Bar-B-Q is closing its doors on March
26. The restaurant is located at 608 S. Parrott Ave. Mitchell and Joyce Smith who have
owned the restaurant since it opened are retiring. Fat Boys will be converted into a Beef
O'Brady's, a family oriented sports bar. Until the restaurant closes it will serve lunch and
dinner from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. The Fat Boys Bar-B-Q family includes: (left to right) Jes-
sica Echols, Candace McAbee, Tim Gatliff, Joyce Smith, Mitchell Smith, Michelle Home,
Clarissa Snipes and Carol Mercer.


Debris

Continued From Page 1
guidelines are adhered to:
Your fire must be at least 100
feet from the nearest structure; 50
feet from your own structures; and,
100 feet from any county or state
maintained road or highway.
Your fire must be contained
within a barrel or other non-com-
bustible container and covered
with a wire mesh, or contained
within a ground pit with a wire
mesh around and covering it.
Your fire must not produce
smoke, soot, ashes or odors that
create a nuisance for your neigh-
bors.
Your fire must be attended at
all times until it is out.
Certain materials are always
illegal to burn. These materials
include tires, rubber, PVC, plastic,
roofing -materials, treated lumber,
painted lumber or any other mate-
rial which would produce exces-
sive visible emissions. Wet or green
vegetation should not be burned.
You may burn only between
the hours of 9 a.m. and one hour
before sunset, after which time the
fire must be dead out.


You are allowed to burn
leaves, limbs, grass clippings and
other vegetative material generated
in normal yard maintenance. The
amount of material must be of
appropriate size to ensure they will
burn up within the allotted time.
Burning. is not allowed on
days when prevalent winds will
cause smoke to blow toward a
neighbor's home. Burning should
not be attempted during wet
weather conditions, windy days or
anytime when visibility is reduced
due to atmospheric conditions
such as fog.
If your fire escapes, you will
be held liable for reasonable sup-
pression cost and you may be fined
or required to make a court
appearance, or both.
If the amount of yard debris is
too great to burn in a barrel, other
non-combustible container or
within a ground pit with a wire
mesh cover, you may burn under
the Agricultural Pile Burning State
Department Rule #51-2, F/S
590.12. Before starting your fire, a
burn. authorization number rust
be obtained from the DOF district
office by calling- (863) 462-5163 or
(863) 462-5164. There is no charge
for this burning authorization.
The rules states: I


Your fire must be attended at
all times until it is out.
.* There must be adequate
manpower and equipment on
scene to maintain control of the
fire. The fire must be contained to
the authorized area and not per-
mitted to escape.
You may burn .only between
the hours of 9 a.m. and one hour
before sunset. No flame should be
visible after designated burn hours.
In smoke sensitive areas, the fire
must be dead out.
Burning is not allowed on
days when prevalent winds will
cause smoke to blow over a road
or into any subdivisions, housing
complexes, or other smoke sensi-
tive areas. Burning should not be
attempted during wet weather
conditions.
I You must have a certified
burner on site to burn under the
protections of F/S 590.026 and a
written prescribed burn plan must
be present. It -is non-obligatory to
burn under this statute, but your
civil liability increases substantially
otherwise.
Any violations of the abQve
guidelines will result in the imme-
diate revocation of your authoriza-
tion to burn. Upon revocation you
will.be required to extinguish your


fire. If you do not have sufficient
equipment on site to do so, the
Division of Forestry or other fire
agency will extinguish it for you.
You may be held liable for all
expenses incurred.
The Division of Forestry may
,set special requirements for
authorizations in order to protect
public safety, including but not lim-
ited to on-site inspections. Any
authorized burn that goes out of
compliance will be allowed a max-
imum of two hours to be brought
into compliance by the person
responsible.. If the division deter-
mines that there is a threat to life,
public safety or property, immedi-
ate fire suppression action will be
taken.
There are other DOF rules
regarding outdoor burning for agri-
cultural .acreage burning, single
family residential land clearing and
commercial land clearing. For
information on these types 'of
burns, the landowner should con-
tact the DOF.
SAnother avenue open to home-
owners is to work through Waste
Management. They state that they
will pick up yard debris if:
The limbs are cut into 5-foot
lengths and placed at the curb.
The piles must be in front o'f


the individual homeowner's prop-
erty. Any debris placed in front of
vacant property will not be picked
up.
They will pick up 10 yards per
week, per customer. The debris
must be the result of the home-
owners clearing the property them-
selves. If they hire someone to do
the work, it becomes the responsi-
bility of the contractor, and will not
be picked up by Waste Manage-
ment.
The homeowner must con-
tact Waste Management to let
them know that there is yard debris
waiting to be picked up. At that
time a truck will be scheduled to
pick up the debris.
According to the DOF, any per-
son burning for agricultural,
forestry or land clearing purposes
without DOF authorization is guilty
of a second-degree misdemeanor.
This is also the charge for carelessly
allowing any fire to escape control
and burn onto the property of
another. The penalty for a second-
degree misdemeanor is up to 60
days imprisonment and/or a fine of
up to $500.
No matter which avenue you
choose to use, clearing up after the
hurricanes continues to be a top
priority in getting back to normal.


Fraud

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been merged into one charge of
tax fraud.
S"It was the best way to go for
him," said Mr. Evans. "For Michael
Varnum, that was the max."
Mr. Evans, who handles major
economic crimes in the district
.. covering Okeechobee, Martin,
Indian River and St. Lucie counties
. o. for the state attorney's office, said
_ __ this case "...is extremely complex
and broad."
_-. Mr. Evans said a March 31


docket call has been scheduled in
Okeechobee County, and he
hopes the trial will begin in early
April. The trial will be held in
Okeechobee County.
Varnum was first arrested on
June 3, 2004, on a charge of utter-
ing a forged instrument.
OCPD Detective John Zeigler
obtained the warrant for Var-
num's arrest. The warrant, he
explained, stemmed from a com-
plaint filed by 46-year-old man
who had purchased a home from
Varnum in November of 2003 and
the company Varnum owned -
Ceptral Homes of Okeechobee.


Varnum had allegedly,faxed an
altered purchase agreement to the.
man's loan agent in an attempt to
collect more money, indicated
Detective Zeigler. The original pur-
chase price, dated Nov. 24, 2003,
indicated a balance due of
$53,900. However, the faxed pur-
chase agreement, allegedly
altered by Varnum, indicated that
after site improvements the bal-
ance due was $71,600.
According to police reports,
the date of the faxed copy was
Nov. 24,2003.
"We filed the uttering a forged
instrument and grand theft


charges while making a higher
case because he still had an active
business," explained Mr. Evans of
the most current charges. "It (the
filing of the current charges) was
simply a way to slow him down."
Mr. Evans went on to say the
charges include all of the alleged
victims.
"There is a multitude of vic-
tims," added Mr. Evans.
And according to Detective Zei-
gler, even though Varnum has
been arrested again the investiga-
tion is continuing.
"We still have an open investi-
gation," he said.


According to DOR's Dave
Bruns, Varnum allegedly kept
$73,831.24 in tax money and the
state would seek restitution. How-
ever, Mr. Evans indicated convict-
ing Varnum and getting him off
the street is more important.
"Justice demands prison," he
said. "Restitution is secondary."
Under state law, sales tax is the
property of the state at the
moment of collection. DOR staff
repeatedly contacted Varnum to
help him come into compliance
with state tax law, but he failed to
meet his legal obligations, stated a
DOR press release.


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current housing situation in the
area.
William Davis questioned if
access to the propertywould be via
N.E. 24th Avenue or N.E. 32nd
p Avenue. Mr. Royce said that infor-
mation is not known at this time.
Mr. Davis stated that N.E. 32nd
Avenue might be the more likely.
Board member Jeff Sumner
said that neither road is adequate.
He suggested that the developer be
required to do some roadwork. He
added that the Florida Department
of Transpiration (FDOT) might
require a traffic light or a turn lane..
* Mr. Royce stated that there are
pros and cons for both routes. He
added that both are to close to the
existing traffic light.
The board recommended that
9 the Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners approve
the request. The commissioners
will make a decision after conduct-
ing a second public hearing on
April 14.
American Asphalt Paving Ser-
vices, Inc., property owner, and
Ronald Schmidt, applicant,
requested a change in zoning from
residential single family to heavy
commercial. This zoning change
would allow the asphalt company
to expand their business.
With no discussion, the board
recommended approval. County


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commissioners will make the final
decision after conducting another
public hearing on April 14.
With little comment, the board
approved preliminary plat
approval for the following pro-
posed subdivisions:
Anthoneel Allen's proposed
five-lot Otter Creek Preserve subdi-
vision on the east side of S.R. 441
N., north of N.E. 168th Street;
Biennot and Marie Maurice's
proposed two-lot Maurice's Estates
subdivisio- located on the west
side of S.R. 98, north of N.W 36th
Street;
Albert and Louise Jules' pro-


posed two-lot Jules' Landing sub-
division located on the west side of
S.R. 98 and north of Maurice's
Estates; and,
Prime Rate, Inc.'s proposed
85-lot Thoroughbred Estates subdi-
vision located on N.W. 240th Street
about 1.5 miles east of East Line
Road. However, the board
required vehicle turn areas every
1-,500 feet instead of the 2,500-foot
interval proposed by the developer.
In other matters, Mike Long
was renamed chairman of the
board. Ted Kelchner was voted first
vice chair, and Pam Newcomer
was named as second vice chair.


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Students at Everglades learn about different careers


Kindergarten
Ms. Snyder's class is going to
put on a Spring Play called "The
Three Nanny Goats Gruff." The
boys and girls have been learn-
ing their songs and speaking
parts. Also, they are'
'learning about


coinits and
clocks forting the four differ-
math. The 's, Ms. Rauer-
class, ises
have been studying oyingommunity
our science t
units on
Clouds/Charting the four differ-
ent kinds on a calendar.
Mrs. Bronkella's, Ms. Rauler-
,son, and Mrs. Smith's classes
have been studying community
and careers. We had three terrif-
ic speakers come discuss their
'careers with us. Mr. McCain from
the Okeechobee Fire and Rescue
brought a fire engine and spoke
about being a fireman. He also
gave the students color-chang-
ing pencils, coloring books and a
fire hat. Mrs. McGray came into
talk about being a nurse in the
ER at the hospital. She gave the
students a frozen treat. Mrs.
Alicea came to tell us all about
being a hairdresser. She even
gave her son Marc a mock hair-
,cut for all of us to watch.
Our students of the week are
Sergio Pineda and Caitlin Col-
gan. Be looking for their pictures
in the paper. In our science we
are learning about things that
hatch from eggs. Did you know
that reptiles hatch and there are
sea turtles nearby that we can go
and watch lay their eggs this
summer? Sounds like a great
field trip!

First Grade
First Grade students of the
week are in Hollins class: Zeleste
Orozco; Murrish: Tyler Lynch;
Laskey: Kendra How ling;
Anderson: Franco Gugliemucci;
Osuldsen: Steven Fonseca; Par-
rish: Caeleb Smith; and in
Bartletts class: Shannon O'Neal.

Second Grade
Mrs. White's reading class did
' an enjoyable and delicious read-
ing response activity. We listened
I to the book titles, "Swimmiy" by
.Eric Carle. Then we made pic-
tures of fish using goldfish crack-
ers. Of course, we had to eat the
goldfish thai didn't swim away!
Yum-yum!


Congratulations, first grade Students of the Week. These students display respect and
responsibility in their daily activities at school: (left to right) Tyler Lynch, Zeleste Orozco,
Shannon O'Neal, Kendra Howling, Steven Fonseca, Caeleb Smith and Franco Guglielmucci.


Courtesy photos/Everglades Elementary
Congratulations, kindergarten Students of the Week. These
students display respect and responsibility in their daily
activities at school: (left to right, bottom to top) Sara Delga-
do, Kaylie Yingling, Carlos Ramirez, Janavise Futch, Troy
Faye and Cierra White, Maria Bucio who are not pictured.


Mrs. Brady's class is learning
about dinosaurs and fossils in
science. We enjoyed making our
own fossils out of play dough.
We also explored an owl pellet
and found interesting bones
inside! Science is fun! We also
bought lots of cool stuff at the
A.R. store. Thanks to the ladies
who set it up and ran it for us.
Mrs. Reuter's class is discov-
ering that money is valuable: We
are being paid for our good work
and fined or charged for our lack
of work. We are realizing that
getting money is wonderful, but
having to pay is not as effortless
as it seems. Enjoy learning to
count money!
Mrs. Claypool's class is start-
ing to tell time. We.began our
next unit in math. In no. time,
we'll be real time tellers. We are
working hard to fill up our read-
ing logs. Thanks to Mrs. Cassels'
Kindergarten class for letting us
buddy read each week.
Our class wished the best to
all students, 3rd grade and up on


FCAT! Work Hard.t
There are no news items for
third and fourth grade this week.

Fifth Grade
Mrs. Washington's class has
concluded their study of African
American History. We have
learned some fascinating infor-
mation about thirteen African
Americans. For instance, did you
know that Dr. Mae Jemison was
the first African American
woman in space or that Phillis
Wheatley was the first African
American poet? We continue to
also sharpen our skills for FCAT.
We are striving to do our very
best!
Mr. Griffis' class is working
very hard getting ready for the
FCAT.
Mrs. Laughlin's and Mr.
LaPenna's classes are very busy
studying, practicing, and prepar-
ing for that creeping up FCAT
test, Did you know that March is
Women's History Month? We
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and their accomplishments' for
women' rights.

Administration:
Everglades Elementary will
host a.yard sale/fleas market on
Saturday, April 2 from 8 a.m.
until 3 p.m. We will be renting
spaces to the public for $15 and
$20 and this includes a table.
This is a wonderful opportu-
nity to raise money for your club,


organization, or for yourself! Our
school will include our own yard
sale with lots of wonderful bar-
gains. Proceeds from the event
will help fund our new Ever-
glades Elementary Gator Grad
Scholarship. This scholarship
will be awarded to one chosen
graduating OHS student who has
applied for the scholarship and
meets eligibility criteria. We
thank our community for your
support.


Literacy Council:
The "WOW" words for the
past two weeks have been Ravish-
ing and Superintendent. The word
ravishing means to cause great joy,
to be lovely. Here it is in a sen-
tence; "The beauty queen was just
a ravishing young lady." Superin-
tendent is the person in charge of
the school system. Here it is in a
sentence; "'Dr. Patricia Cooper is
the superintendent of our
schools."


Courtesy photo
The Living Last Supper
Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055 SE 18th Terrace, presents the Living Last Supper Fri-
day, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. You will see the characters come alive as they tell their life sto-
ries in this drama. There will be no admission charge and no offering will be taken. For
more information, call either 467-7858 or 467-0070.


Free adult

GED classes

are offered

Indian River Community-Col-
lege will be offering free adult
,basic education/GED and Eng-
lish as a second language classes
at these locations: Dixon Hendry
Center, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave.,
,English as second language
'classes, Monday and Wednesday
'from 10 a.m. until noon, adult
'basic education/GED, Monday
through Thursday from 8 a:m.
,until 8 p.m. and Friday from 8
,a.m.. until 4 p.m.; Seminole
'Reservation, Brighton, Adults
basic education/GED, Tuesday
and Thursday from 4:30 until
:6:30 p.m.; Church at Larson
Dairy, S.R. 70 East, English as a
second language, Tuesday and
Thursday, from 4 until 8 p.m.;
One-Stop, 123 S.W. Park St.,
adult basic' education/GED,
Monday through Thursday, from
'7 a.m. until noon; El Centro
Santa Fe, 115 S.W Fifth Ave., Citi-
zenship class, Thursday, from
6:30 until 9 p.m.; Yearling Middle
School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, adult
basic education/GED and Eng-
lish as a second language class-
es, Monday through Thursday,
from 6 until 9 p.m.; Everglades
Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St.,
i English as a second language
! classes, Tuesday and Thursday
.from 6 until 9 p.m.; and, Sacred
'Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W
Sixth St., English as a second lan-
guage, Tuesday and Thursday
from 7 until 9 p.m.


Courtesy photo/Cathy Womble
Grand prize winner
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee Math-a-thon
grand prize winner was Briana French.



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Speak Out
Exercise your right to free speech. Speak out is a free 24-hour
opinion line. Call and express your opinion or ask question about
public issues. You are not required to leave your name. While we
want you to speak out freely, the newspaper reserves the right to
edit calls for clarity, brevity, relevance and fairness. To speak out
call (863)467-2033, fax (863)763-5901 or e-mail:
okeenews@newszap.com. You can also mail submissions to
Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
Recycled Specks
"My brother-in-law and I are here from Kentucky for the winter.
We catch our limit on speckled perch two or three times a day and
freeze them to take back home. I was wondering if anyone knew of a
place that recycles the backs and heads of all the fish we fillet. It
seems a shame to throw them into the canal. Maybe some bright
Okeechobee entrepreneur could recycle them into cat or fish food?"
Sex Offenders
"OK you people, let's write our Congressmen, Senators and espe-
cially President Bush about the murder of Jessica Lunsford. It is time
for all of us to step up to the plate and get these sex offenders what
they need death! If it is the first offense, it's terrible that the United
States has so many sex offenders and lets them run around and does-
n't do a thing about them."
Mistaken
"You said that George Bush got the popular vote this time and they
said he got it last time they were mistaken then, too."
Kindness
"I shall pass through this world but once, any,good therefore that I
can do, or any kindness I can show any human being, let me do it
now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again."
Social Security
"If President Bush's Social Security restructuring plan was such a
good deal, he wouldn't have to work so hard at convincing people -
it would sell itself."
Call Congress
"There's no problem fixing Social Security. If you make more than
$90,000 you don't pay Social Security. If they lifted that rule there
would be no problem with Social Security. Just call Congress and let
them know how you feel and get this rule changed. Call them today
and we can stop this. Call 1-202-225-3121."
Dangerous Work
"This is about OUA. I was traveling through town today and I saw
them working and they do a very good job. I live farther down in Flori-
da, and the company I work for has a box to use when we dig holes. I
was very concerned about them when I saw them in a hole about 9-
feet deep. If something ever happened to them, their employers,
OUA, will end up with a big lawsuit."
Speeders
"It seems like every other week or so there is a fatal accident in our
area. The roads going in and out of Okeechobee are only two lanes
and they are dangerous. If you have ever tried to drive the speed limit,
cars either back up behind you or pass. No one seems to obey the
speed limit."
Terri Schiavo
"It seems to me I read a few days ago where a manwwas arrested
for starving some horse, but we can starve Terri Schiavo to death and
it is supposed to be legal. Of course, there is the legal murder in the
womb of 40,000 innocent babies in Florida each year. May God have
mercy on us."
Sorry
"I am a Republican and I voted for George W twice. I am very sorry
for what is happening to my country right now because he hasn't
done anything to help our economy or education. And 'as far as him
messing around with Social Security, he should keep his hands off of it
and put the $3 trillion into the Social Security fund and quit saying
because of Enron and World Corn, they milked millions of people out
of their retirement. He should quit trying to convince everyone in
America that he is right. I want everyone to know he is wrong in his
way of thinking. The stock market isn't going to give anyone any retire-
ment later. So Enron and Texas and George Bush, I, am sorry I voted for
you. You haven't done anything for our economy and you need to get
the interest rates back down, which went up again today."
Thanks Pete
"I am very, very thankful Pete Gawda did that-article on the 211
numbers for the low income and elderly to call if they need medical
help. Pete you did a great job, great job. I want to thank you, because
you woke up some people with the article you wrote about that.
Thankyou again Pete Gawda."
Land Ignored.
"This question is the Tourist Council,. the Chamber of Commerce
and the county. Why do you completely ignore the 5-mile stretch along
the Kissimmee River and the good shell road beside it? Glades County
puts us to shame. Just look at Indian Prairie and Hamey Pond. Thou-
sands of tourists visit here without boats, and all it would take is to mow
the grass and install some trash barrels and port-a-lets." (Editor's Note:
Thanks for calling. We made some calls and found out it isn't that easy.
First, the land to which you refer is designated for spoil storage and is
under the auspices of the U.S. Corps of Engineers and the South Florida
Water Management District. Also, the land has mixed ownership -
portions of the land belong to Glades County, while other portions
belong to Okeechobee County. Also, there is no way to protect the area
from flooding. And since the land is technically lake bottom and is
inside the dike, no housing or commercial development is allowed.)




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Looking Back...
This is a class of Okeechobee students during the school year of 1975-1976: (first row) Glen Rucks, Donna Pope,
Machele Raulerson, Terry Moore, Jan Rabn and Chris Goolsby; (second row) Fran Vajan, Norman Entry, John Rooney,
Mandy Slate, Debbie Chandler and Valy Gray; (third row) Ronald Tyson, Suzanne Chevy, Shelly Batton, Daphne Stewart,
Beth Wilkinson and Cindy Fisher; (fourth row) Sharlene Hall, Stephanie Moreland, Thelia Brown, Marlene Arnold, Toni
Morgon and Sheri Rucks; (fifth row) Kay Douglas, Linda Godwin, Regina, Janet Clements, Debbie Keff and Kim Johnson;
(sixth row) John Young, Lenese Hern, Jerrt Brooks, and Gena McWilliams; (seventh row) Russel Wright and Billy Bowen.
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Letters to the Editor


Thanks for
the memories
It is with mixed feelings that
we process the news that Fat Boys
Restaurant will be closing. We are
happy for Joyce and Mitch Smith
as they enthusiastically approach
their second retirement.
However, we are saddened by
the end of .not only a great place
to eat with a warm and welcom-
ing staff but the loss of such
strong supporters of our commu-
nity.
One can look at the numerous
plaques and certificates around
the cashier station and get the feel
of the range of assistance the
Smiths have so generously sup-
plied over the years. That would
be only a small picture of the
depth of their commitment to
Okeechobee. Unmentioned
would be the numerous catered
banquets they made affordable
for our youth organizations, or
coming to the rescue at the last
minute with additional food for


the unexpected crowd.
Fat Boys is a tradition from
after church family meals, com-
munity and business luncheon
meetings, to the-place to eat on
those senior wood hauling days.
The Smiths have watched our
children grow and our families
increase in size all with inter-
est, warmth and sincerity.
With heartfelt thanks for being
you and the memories of good
times at Fat Boys, we wish you the
very best.
Woody Larson

OUA statement
was inadequate
I can't believe the cavalier dis-
regard the Okeechobee Utility
Authority (OUA) has for the
health and well being of the cus-
tomers it is supposed to serve.
Mr. Fortner's statement about
the failure to provide mandated
boil water notices "We did the
best we could under the circum-
stances" is completely inade-


Upcoming Events

Thursday
Tahtie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Mar-
garet Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Cen-
sus, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee meets from noon until 1 p.m. at the
Fat Boys Restaurant. All Kiwanis and the public are welcome. For
information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
ABWA Charter Chapter meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Angus Restau-
rant. All members are urged to attend. Individuals interested in join-
ing may call (863)' 467-2888, or attend our monthly meeting.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
at the Uhited Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or
ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-
4923, for information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial. Everyone is
invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W.Fifth St., is open for
blood donations from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call (863)
467-9360.
Martha's.House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are at 6 p.m. For information call
(863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-
2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at
7 p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church.
For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893 days, or (863) 467-
2480 evenings. If you know of someone that might need this group,
please pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 123 S.W Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will
be available from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W
Sixth St.
Gun-Owners of Okeechobee meet at 7 p.m. at the American
Legion, 501 S.E. Second St. Anyone interested is invited. For informa-
tion, contact Merv Waldron at (863) 467-5744 or Dan Fennell at (863)
467-9461.

Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. The public is invited.
All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and
becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to cdme and see
what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (863)
467-9766.



Crime Prevention Tip

Do not contribute to charities unless you know where your
money is going.


quate. He insults the intelligence
of every water customer in the
system. Apparently he learned
nothing after providing the same
lack of notice during the hurri-
canes. What will his response be
if E coli is spread though the water
system and those that drink the
water get ill? "Oops, sorry about
that."
This is not a communication
issue. It is about a public entity
that does not feel the need to be
responsible to the people it
serves. When a public body, such
as the OUA board, is not responsi-
ble to the political process it tends
to become inefficient, self-serv-
ing, arrogant and, eventually, cor-
rupt. Worst of all, it forgets its pur-
pose that purpose being to
give the best service it can to the
public at a reasonable cost.
A few examples from the OUA
board's own meeting minutes, as
printed in the Okeechobee News:
1.) initial hook-up deposits, total-
ing $90,000, are kept in a non-.
interest bearing account; 2.) the


current budget was passed at a
meeting where the head of the
board admitted that he had not
read the proposed budget prior to
the meeting; and; 3.) OUA has the
second highest rates of 19 utilities
OUA surveyed, at 150 percent of
the average for the 19 utilities.
Yet, even with these high rates,
they are indicating that they may
not have the financial resources
to meet their future requirements.
Add these to the serious issue
of making minimal efforts to
inform their customers of poten-
tially serious health risks and you
have an organization that is out of
touch with its mission serving
the public.
SIt-is my opinion that the City
Council and the County Commis-
sioners -made a mistake when
they created this joint City/County
venture. They need to find a way
to make the OUA board responsi-
ble to the political process ideal-
ly, through them before some
real damage is done.
Alan R. Schwartz


Community Events

Church hosting special Easter services
Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W 23rd Lane, will be having several spe-
cial services during Easter week. On Thursday, March 24, there will be a sup-
per at 6 p.m. followed by a service at 7 p.m. The following day, Good Friday,
there will be services at noon and 7:30 p.m. The church will sponsor an
Easter Sunrise Service at 6 am. The service will be followed by a breakfast.
Bible studywill be held at 9:15 a.m. on Easter Sunday, followed by worship
service at 10:30 am.
Church hosting Good Friday service
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St., will hold a
Good Fridaywotship service at 7 p.m. on March 25.
Church presents Easter musical/drama
The Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., is presenting "'All
the Earth Will Sing Your Praises" an Easter musical/drama. This program
depicts the days leading up to the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. The
program will be performed on Good Friday, March 25, at 7 p.m. and Satur-
day, March 26, at 7 p.m. The church is located behind the McDonald's on
S.R.70E. For information, call (863) 763-4127.
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 information, call (863) 467-
0070.
Baptist church sponsors carwash
The Everglades Baptist Church will sponsor a free car wash at the Shell
Station across from the Brahman Theatre on S. Parrott Avenue on Saturday,
March 26, from 9 am. until noon. For information, call the church at (863)
467-5479.

Dixie Echoes Quartet to be in concert
The Dixie Echoes Quartet will be in concert at the Parrott Avenue Christ-
ian Church, located on S.R. 70 W 4.5-miles west of Okeechobee, Satur-
day, March 26, at 6 p.m. There will be no admission charge.

Legion hosting Easter egg hunt
American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St, will host an Easter egg
hunt on March 26 starting at 10 am. There will be four age groups: 1
through 3; 4 through 6; 7 through 9; and, 10 through 12. Prizes will be given
away in each age group. For information, call the Post at (863) 763-2950.

Fundraiser planned for Bobi 0'Neill
A fundraising barbecue for Bobi O'Neillwill be held March 26 beginning
at 11 am. at the ROC, 310 S.W Fifth Ave. For information, call Sharon
Robertson at (863) 763-2131 or Dowling Watford at (863) 763-2121.

Church hosting Easter Egg Hunt
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St., will host an egg
hunt and lunch for the children of Okeechobee on Saturday, March 26, from
10 am. until noon. Children are asked to be at the church by 10 am. to sign
up for a hot dog and soda for lunch. The Easter Egg Huntwill begin prompt-
ly at 10:15 am. The children will be separated by age divisions: 5 and under,
6-8 and 9-11. Parents are asked to stay. There will be prizes and other activi-
ties for the entire family.


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American Legion
Post #64
* March 26: There will be an Easter
'Egg hunt for the children of Okee-
chobee at the Post Home, 501 S.E.
'Second St., starting at 10 a.m.. There
will be four age groups: 1 through 3; 4
through 6; 7 through 9 and 10 through
12 years of age. Prizes will be given
away in each age group.
* Our kitchen is open daily, serving
regular menu and specials. Monday,
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11
a.m. until 2 p.m.; Wednesday, tacos
served from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.; Sat-
urday from 11,a.m. until 8 p.m.; Sun-
day from 1 until 8 p.m.
* Bar bingo will be held on Monday
starting at 1 p.m., and on Thursday
evenings beginning at 7 p.m., for
members and guests. .
* Second Wednesday of each month
is our birthday party starting at 4 p.m.;
bring a covered dish.
* Third Sunday of each month we
have a ribeye steak dinner with Sons
of the American Legion from 3 until 6
p.m.
* The Legion lounge opens Monday
through Saturday at 10 a.m. On Sun-
day, it opens at 1 p.m.
* Bingo is. held every Saturday and
Sunday night starting at 6:30 p.m.
Doors open at 5 p.m.
* Wednesday: tacos and margaritas
from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
* Entertainment in our lounge every
Saturday night starting at4 p.m.
* Friday night dinner is served from
4:30 until 6:30 p.m. for a $6 donation.
Karaoke by Bruce wilt be from 7 p.m.
until?
* Happy Hour in the lounge is from 4
until 7 p.m., Monday through Thurs-
day.
* Our monthly birthday party on the
second Wednesday starts at 4 p.m..
Entertainment will be by Janet Cer-
tain bring a covered dish.
* Euchre will be on Monday. and
Wednesday from 6 'p.m. Everyone is
welcome. '
The American; Legion Posf641s locat-
ed at 501 S.E. Second. St. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-2950.

Am-Vets #2001
* Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a regu-
lar informational meeting on the first
Saturday of the month at the Buck-
head Ridge VFW Post #9528, 2002
U.S. 78 W., at 10 a.m. Applications for
new members are available. Call Ray
Disney at 357-2138, or Don South at
763-8954.

Eagles Aeries #4137
* Tuesday: bingo at 1 p.m.; food will
be available for a donation.
* Wednesday: bar bingo from 4 p.m.
until? Food will be available.
* Friday: steak night (16-oz.) start-
ing at 5 p.m. for a $10 donation. Music
will be by Jimmy Harper.
6 Saturday: Karoke by Jimmy Harp-
er.
* Sunday: March 27 and April 3;
breakfast, from 9 until 11 a.m. for a
donation of $4. It will be cooked to
order.
* Saturday, March 26: Florida Eagles
state picnic, food, music, fun and
games.
* Saturday, April 2: Chicken wings by
Lorraine for a donation.
* Saturday, April 9: Eagles district
seven picnic and membership drive,
music, food, fun and games.
* First and third Thursday: Auxiliary at
4 p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.
* First and third Sunday: breakfast
from 9 until 11 a.m. for $4 donation.
* Second and fourth Saturday: 16
ounce ribeye steak cooked to order
from 5 p.m. until? for a $10 donation.
* Call the AERIE for other events,
(863) 763-2552.

Elks Lodge #2558
The Elks Lodge is located on S.R. 70
East. For information, call (863) 763-
6580.
* Tuesday: trustees meet at 7 p.m.
First and third, 8 p.m.; regular meet-
ing.
* Wednesday: bingo will be at 7 p.m.
The public is invited. Doors open at
4:30 p.m. Refreshments will be avail-
able at 6 p.m.
* Friday: dinner and entertainment
starting at 6 p.m. Members and


guests are invited.
* Saturday: hamburgers from noon
until 2 p.m.; bar bingo from 2 p.m.
until?

Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge #237
* Annual hog roast, traditional barbe-
cue menu on Saturday, April 2, from 4
until 7 p.m. For a donation of $6 for
adults and $3 for children under the
age of 10. You may eat in or take outs
are available. For ticket information,
call Rich Sweet, (863) 824-0262,
Buckey Yoder, (863) 467-7642, Matt
Buxton, (863) 634-3706 or any lodge
officer.
* The Okeechobee Masonic Lodge is
located at 107 N.W. Fifth Ave. For
information about the club and
events, call Rich Sweet at (863) 824-
0262, or Kip Gardner at (863) 357-
0427.
* The Masonic Lodge holds their
meetings on the second and fourth
Monday of each month starting, at
7:30 p.m.

Eastern Star #128
Is held at the Masonic Lodge, 107
N.W. Fifth Ave.
* For information, contact Georgia
Gerren Worthy at (863) 467-4349 or
Clyde Calloway at (863) 467-9892.
Everyone is welcome.

B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78 W. in
Buckhead Ridge. .
* Bingo: Tuesdays starting at 12:30
p.m. Lunch is available.
* March 26: Children Easter Egg
Hunt, from 11 a.rrr. until 1 p.m., spon-
sored by the BHR Moose Lodge,
Community Center and Fire Depart-
ment, and it will be held at the Com-
munity Center. Children from BHR 12
years and under may,attend. There
will be prizes, hot dogs chips and
drinks.
* Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
nights, meals will be served from 5
until 7:15 p.m. Call to see what they
are serving.
* Friday and Saturday night: there
will be music for dancing starting at
7:30 p.m. until ? Call the lodge to see
who is playing.
* Sunday morning: breakfast is
served from 8 until 10:15 a.m.

Moose Family
Center #1753
Located at 159 N.W. 36th St. in Okee-
chobee. For information, call the
-Lodge at (863) 763-4954 or Norm at
(863) 763-1550.
* Sunday, March 27: Easter party for
all the kids of the Okeechobee
Moose.
* Every Thursday: Bar bingo at 1
p.m., .25 per sheet, bring your dauber.
(members only)
* Monday: Bar Bingo at 7 p.m. food
will be served (members only)
* Saturday: at 1 p.m. Moose races
and dinner served at 3 p.m. Check the
bulletin board for menu and cook,
* LOOM meeting: April 13, election of
new officers.,
* WOTM: Chapter night on Tuesday,
April 12, starting at 8 p.m. .
* Wednesday, April 6: WOTM social
and dinner at Goodys.
* Yard sale was canceled due to the
funeral of Jack Steward. It will be held
at a later date.
* Stop by and visit and watch our
progress as construction has begun.

VFW Post #4423
* Every Wednesday: karaoke will be
by Sandoone from 5 until 9 p.m.
* Washer. toss every Tuesday starting
at 12:30. Everyone is welcome.
* Every Friday bingo starts at 1 p.m.
for members and guests.
* Saturday breakfast is from 8 until 11
a.m.,.and will be followed by .25-cent
bingo at 1 p.m.
* Every Saturday night the Triple H
Band will play from 5 until 9 p.m.
Every Sunday, dinner will be served
from 2-until 5 p.m.

VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is-located at


2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead Ridge.
For more information call (863) 467-
2882. Post hours are from noon until 8
p.m., Monday through Sunday.
* Annie and the Lip Sync group will
entertain you on Sunday, March 13,
beginning at 2 p.m. For information,
call (863) 467-2552.
* Wednesday Ladies Auxiliary dinner,
call for more information.,
* Every Thursday is bar bingo at
12:45 p.m.; lunch will be available.
* Every Friday a steak dinner with
baked potato, salad and rolls will be
served from 5:30 until 7 p.m. for a $10
donation. Dancing immediately fol-
lows the dinner.
All games and special events are
shown on three televisions. The game
room has a regulation-size pool table.
* Post meetings are held on the sec-
ond and fourth Saturday of the month
-beginning at 10 a.m. Commander
Don South is available at (863) 467-
2882.

VFW Post #10539
* The VFW will be open Monday.
through Saturday, at 10 a.m. and
Sunday, 1 p.m.
* Happy hour is from 4 until 6 p.m.,
Monday through Thursday.
* Monday: hot soup day beginning at
.noon. A bowl for a buck.
* Tuesday: volunteer Chef's dinner
special. Serving begins at 5 p.m. Call
for menu, 763-2308.
* Wednesday: Bar bingo will start at
12:45 p.m. Lunch is available. Darts at
7p.m.
* Thursday: short order food night
from 5 until 8 p.m.
* Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8 p.m.
along with live music and dancing.
* Saturday: dollar dogs at noon. Live
music and dancing at 7 p.m.
* Sunday: every third Sunday is a
potluck birthday dinner. All other Sun-
days are variable.Call to find out what
we are having 763-2308. Darts begin
at 7 p.m.


Courtesy photos

Cadets receive medals
(Left to right) Scott Schoonover, Andrew Young, Uriel Garcia, Gene Mattson and Michael
(Tyler) Lamb receive the Cadet Challenge Medals for physical fitness from Col. Lawrence
Saucier at the JROTC military ball on March 19. They are part of the JROTC program at
Okeechobee High School.


(Left to right) Ashley Perry, Linda Robles, Alisha Newberry, Jeannie Romero and Belen
Prado receive the Cadet Challenge Medal for physical fitness at Okeechobee High
School's JROTC military ball on March 19.


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Hospital hosting
dinner and lecture
Raulerson Hospital, 1896 U.S.
.441 N., will be hosting a dinner
and lecture in their north dining
room on Tuesday, March 29.
Dinner will be at 5 p.m., and
the lecture will start at 5:30 p.m.
The cost for the dinner will be $3.
The topic of the lecture will be
signs and symptoms of vascular


disease, and will be presented by,
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OCA plans
bass tourney
The Okeechobee Contractors
Association will host a bass tour-
ney on Saturday, April 2, at the
Okee-Tantie Campground. and
Marina.
Tournament hours are from
safe daylight until 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
entry into the big fish pot.
Proceeds will go toward youth-
oriented projects.
For information, call Ron
Schmidt at (863) 634-7361 or Tony
Stark at (863) 634-7895.
FFA alumni
hosts fun shoot
The Okeechobee FFA alumni.
will hold its second annual sporting
clay fun shoot at Quail Creek Plan-
tation Saturday, April 2, to benefit
Okeechobee middle and high
school FFA chapters. "
Registration begins at 8 a.m.
The day includes 100 sporting
clay targets, 14 shooting stations,
steak lunch, awards and prize give-
aways.
The cost for a single shooter is
$60; station sponsorships are avail-
able for $100; a four-person team
with station sponsor is $325; lunch
only is available for non-shooters


for $10.
For information, contact Daryl
Boney at (863) 634-0642 or Jeff
Sumner at (863) 763-8999.
YMS girls host
golf tournament
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 the food.
There will be plenty of prizes,
including prizes for the best score,
longest drive, closest to the pin and
the worst score.
Contact Bruce Conrad to make
reservations for your foursome at
(863) 697-0952 or (863) 467-0130;
or call Yearling Middle School
(YMS) at (863) 462-5056 for infor-
mation.
Headturners3.eom
plans new bass trail
Headturners3.com has
announced its new one-man, one-
boat, one-day bass tournament
trail beginningQp April 24. .,
The kick off event for this new
trail will take place on Sunday, April
24, at Roland and Mary Ann Mar-
tin's Marina and Resort in Clewis-
ton.


Information is available on their
website at
www.headturners3.com.
Team Trail
slate announced
The Okee-Tantie Team Trail has
announced its 2005 tournament
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.
The tournaments Will all be
held at Okee-Tantie Marina and
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 meetings
of the Okeechobee Citizens Recre-
ational 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.


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At the Movies


The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
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

Make a difference
through mentoring
Making a difference through
mentoring needs you! You can
make a difference in the life of a
teen by mentoring. Adolescence
is a time of risk and opportunity.
The youth in Okeechobee County
need you. If you' have a caring
heart and one hour a week to
share in the life of a teen, you can
be a mentor. For information, call.
Toni Doyle at (863) 462-5863.
Care to Share
offers assistance
The American Red Cross
Okeechobee Branch is a Care to
Share Partner agency. The Care to'
Share Program is sponsored by
FPL and is designed to provide
emergency assistance funds to
customers who are in a crisis situ-
ation and unable to pay their elec-
tric bill. To find out if you qualify
for Care to Share assistance stop'
by the American Red Cross.Office
at 323 North Parrot Ave., or call
(863) 763-2488. The Care to Share
office hours are Monday, Wednes-
day and Friday from 8:30 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m.
Volunteers are


needed at Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.'
has volunteer opportunities avail-
able in Okeechobee assisting the
patient care and administrative
teams to provide Hospice services
to Okeechobee area residents.
Permanent and part-time volun-
teers provide direct patient sup-
port services such as companion-
ship, telephone contacts, letter
reading, main caregiver relief and
other non-medical assistance.
They also assist Hospice in fund
* raising, clerical and office sup-
port. Age is not a barrier. For more
information about, visit- Hospice
of Okeechobee at 411 S.E. Fourth
St., Okeechobee, or call 467-2321.
Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart offers a service to
youth and children by giving free
classes in martial arts. The classes
are currently .taught. four days a
week on Tuesday, Wednesday
and Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m. and
on Saturday from 11 a.m. until
12:30 p.m.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your
home to discuss the required
safety equipment needed on your
boat. This service is free. You will
receive a cordial, informative and.
confidential boat inspection. A
vessel safety check decal will be
placed on boats that meet all the
requirements. Call 467-3085 to
arrange a boat check.
Club will
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwant-
ed, abandoned and injured fer-
rets. For more information .call
763-4333.
Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, has
used handicapped equipment
such as walkers, portable toilets,
crutches, canes, etc. Anyone
requiring the use of such equip-
inent is welcome to stop by the
post and pick out what they need.
There is no charge and anyone-is
welcome. This is not restricted to
veterans. Call the. Post at 763-
2950.


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OkeecnoDee County Wesi.
3ca i (86")467-7164 leave
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..LAB MIX- iound in Platts
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appro,. 10 rro)s old, white
863)634-5559.

CAT male wrile long hair w.
blue eyes needs his family
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CHIHUAHUA Black w.
brown lace, small Lost
near the hospital. 863-
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TWO ESTATES FROM
THE DEEP SOUTH
ANTIQUE TO NEW
Leather sofa's, maple chest, maghogandy
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marble top dresser, waterfall china cab, East
lake fanting couch & chair, large iron floor
lamp, Lucite table w/4 chais, new king
poster bedroom set, new wifewash cureo
cabinet, French loveseat .... Way too much
to list! Lots of unique pictures, mirrors,
lamps and samll items;
DON'T' MISS THIS SUPER SALE!
Preview: 4:00 P.M.
Auction: March 24th. @ 7:00 P.M.
Rodney's Okeechobee Auction
4093 Hwy. 441 SE Okeechobee, FL
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Tall Guy secure, 60, to meet
attractive gal or friends for
dining, fishing, traveling,
:etc. Call 863-946-3123.

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New to area. Looking for
a Female Companion that
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19200 SW Warield Blvd
IndianLown, Florida
1772)597-2000
SExt 19
A/C Company looking for
Service Tech./Installer
w/min. 5 yrs. exp. Good
pay, company truck,
benefits, 401k. DFW.
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Is looking for help on 2nd
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(863)357-6663 ,1
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class begins soon. instructor RN/experienced teacher has
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then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
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IMMEDIATE OPENING
AT LEAST ONE (1) UTILITY SERVICE MECHANIC


for the Okeechobee Utility Authority.


Applicant must be able to perform light to heavy physi-
cal labor, must be able to work in harmony with other
employees and be courteous to the general public. Ap-
plicant must possess a valid FL Operator's Driver's Li-
cense (only those with a clean driving record for the
last three years need apply), have high school diploma
or equivalent, have neat, legible handwriting and aver-
age mathematical skills. Apply to the Okeechobee Utili-
ty Authority Office, 100 S.W. 5th. Avenue, Okee, FI
34974. Applications will be accepted until positions is
filled. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER (M/F/V/D)
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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


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-Part-Time Pharmacist
Pharmaceutical Services
Located at
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Call:
(863) 357-2442
for more information


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have computer skills
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location. We have 16 locations in Florida and we
are seeking motivated and ambitious individuals
looking for a career in restaurant management.
Management experience preferred, but not
always needed. Will train the right person.
^:'Must have High School Diploma or equivalent.

y starting in tis position, you could be making
$36,000 $40,000 within one year after only
.your first promotion! The opportunity starts here.

The opportunities available within this company
are tremendous... and better yet so easily

accessible to people with any kind of drive. It
is such a big surprise that so many people pass
right by something like this every day and don't
realize the sense of accomplishment,
fulfillment, and success they could obtain in
such a short period of time without any
higher level education. The Clock Restaurant
has given so many professionals and
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*NOW HIRING*

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Management experience preferred, but not
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By starting in this position, you could be making
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FAX RESUME TO 467-2402


COOKS & SERVERS
DISHWASHERS
Apply in person
after 11 am.
Brahma Bull Restaurant
2405 Hwy 441 SE.


MILL WORKERS GENERAL LABOR NEEDED
Needed 2nd Shift, Benefits Asphalt workers, Concrete
Available, Apply at Syfrett finishers, Brick paver
Feed Company, 3079 NW setters, for work in
8th Street, Okeechobee, Vermont for season until
.(863)763,-5586 12/01/05. (802)862-6383.


SOD FARM FOREMAN
.Outside work with people,
equipment and land. Must
be willing to learn, willing
to work and have transpor-
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RN, LPN & CNA NEEDED
For Weekends/12 hr. shifts.
To care for profoundly
handi-capped woman in
Okeechobee. Smoke free
environment. References,
Background check & drug
testing req. 863-643-5765

RN, LPN & CNA NEEDED
For Weekends/12 hr. shifts.
To care for profoundly
handi-capped woman in
Okeechobee. Smoke free
environment. References,
Background check & drug
testing req. 863-634-5765


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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,
Setc. Call 24 hrs. in
advance. 863-634-7722
or 863-357-4140






VINYL*
SKIRTING & SIDING
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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Daily Work/Daily Pay.
Report 6am @ 105 SW 3rd
Ave @ Labor Finders.
863-467-9193
DAIRY FOREMAN:
Bilingual Helpful.
Call 863-634-1756 or
863-634-1758
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.

Experienced Tractor
Operator needed to mow on
90HP John Deere on ca-
nals in kthe Okeechobee &
Ft. Pierce Areas. Good-Pay
& Benefits. For more infor-
mation Call Jeremiah Co-
scia @ 863-559-0374.
EOE/M/F/V/D
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS'
Exp'd Cook & Wait Staff
Ranchers Restaurant
(863)763-8115

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
OPERATORS
SNeeded w/loader &
Compactor Experience..
(863)697-9952
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SALESPERSON
needed for Badcock Furni-
ture. Will Train. No phone
calls
Title Insurance
Closer Needed
Must have experience
and be energetic &
friendly. Fax resume to:
863-824-0802

TRUCK DRIVERS NEEDED
Class A CDL
Benefits Available Apply
@ Syfrett Feed co. 3079
NW 8th Street
Okeechobee



MEDICAL ASSISTANT
NEEDED P/T On Surgical
Premises. Exp. Req. Fax
resume: 772-283-4919.
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online at
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BARTENDER,
COOK & Cleaning
Part time, Call for interview
(863)763-2250 O
Demonstrators Needed
$$$ EARN EXTRA $$$
$10/hr., work 2-3 days per
week, Fri.-Sun. Demo
Products; Local Stores.
Call & Leave: Name, Phone
# & City You Live In.
1-877-833-0001
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DISTRIBUTOR ROUTE SALES
License & credit checked
Flowers Baking Co. LLC
Call (561)252-5968
For Appointment
EOE DFWP


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


Certified Dietary Manager
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Full Time w/Benefits
Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th Street
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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


Professional Floor Maintenance
Okeechobee Health Care Facility.
Full Time w/Benefits
Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th Street


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

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Pharmacy Consultant
Pharmaceutical Services
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Call (863) 357-2442 for more information


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets. Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
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Collectibles 575
Computer. Video 580
Crafts -Supplies 585
Cruises 590
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Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment'
Supplies 625
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Restaurant
Equipment 690
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Wanted to Buy 740



AIR CONDITIONER: 05 3
Ton Package Unit w/Heat.
Never installed. $1150.
(954)309-8659 ,
AIR CONDITIONER- 31/,
Ton, Coleman, AC/Heat
unit, exc cond, $500.
(863)610-0575.
AIR CONDITONER- '94, 31/2
ton, heat and cool, good
shape, $300. (863)763-
4365.
AIR CONDITONER- '94,3 '1a
- ton,. heat and cool, good
shape, $400. (863)763-
4365.
HEAT PUMP & A/C UNIT,
Trane, brand new, in box,
4 ton. $1000 or best offer.
(863)634-5936


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.

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.
REFRIGERATOR Side-by-
side w/ice 21 cu' Sm up-
right Freezer & Elec Stove
$500 8.63-763-1919.
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, Hotpoint
side by side w/ice & water
indoor, $100 or best offer:
(863)467-6310
Refrig./Freezer, small A/C
unit, antennae & pole, cag-
es for bird & small animal.
$75. (863)302-2121
STOVE, Hotpoint, electric,
excellent condition, $100.
(863)467-6310

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.


BICYCLE, BMX type, boys,
16 inch, all chrome, like
new condition, $25.
(863)763-6757


SENCO ROOFING Coil Nailer
scv4 or /4 box 11/4 roof
nails used for 12sq. $350
n.eg (863)763-3679



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.


ELVIS RECORD Rare
Souvenir & record collect-
ing $1500 (863)824-
3358



COMPAQ COMPUTER-
complete, kybrd, mouse,
spkr, great for family,
$100 (863)843-0158.


ANTIQUE BR SET- 2 dress-
ers, 2 night stands, hdbd,
Solid wood, good cond.
$1995. (863)983-5628.
BED SKIRTS, (2) Twin, light
green, $6. (863)467-
8681

Coffee Table, 2 end tables
& sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $300/
all. (863)674-0467.
CRAFTMATIC ELE. Adjusta-
ble twin bed w/ortho mat-
tress. Ele., $500.
(954)966-2041
DINETTE TABLE W/6 chairs
$175 (863)763-5792 Iv.
message

DINING RM SET
light Oak w/tile top
& leaf $200
(863)467-4733
END TABLE, Early American
Style w/built in storage.
$25 (863)763-6843

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
fits 27" TV, Med. Wood
lass door, good shape
50 (863)447-0965
HEADBOARD Wood full size
$25 (863)763-8085


4-

KITCHEN TABLE,
w/6 chairs. Good condition.
$100 (863)467-6088

PRINCESS TOWER BED-
i'iiln ,inde, ii01T', i .iT i to
i:. .paid ,5''9 a:.ing
Fl" .. i,86'jy--I'Ci 95
RECLINER, LANE, w/rocker
& swivel, cream with light
green stripes, $250.
(863)467-8681
ROUND TABLE 4 chairs top
wood & white $50
(863)763-8085

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
TV CABINET 6'Hx
30"W(18"D holds 19"
Wood $75 (863)763-
5792



EASY GO GOLF CART
restored
$2200
(863)692-2229
GOLF CLUBS, Wilson &
SSpalding, 2 Sets w/metal
woods. $190 for both, will
sep. 863-946-3123
GOLF CLUBS- 30 Misc,
clubs, incld sets, $6.00
each, 2 bags $7 each.
(863)946-3123.
NICKLAUS GOLF CLUBS-
with bag, like new, $350.
(561)601-7085 Qkeecho-
bee.


RIFLE- 300 magnum
Weatherby, German made,
w/scope, $1400 neg.
863)675-6214 aft 6.



BEDSPREAD, King size.
Quilted, fall colors. Good
quality. Like new! $15.
(863)763-0867
JUICER, COFFEE GRINDER,
Griddle, Farberware Rotis-
sorie. All electric. $45 all,
will sep. (863)763-9647


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NEWSPAPER
HELPS YOU
UNDERSTAND
THE WORLD
AROUND YOU.


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

MEN BICYCLE
3 speed, Good
condition. $25.
(863)763-7802.



BI FOLDING DOORS-white
vinyl, 1-30x80, 1-36x80,
$20 will sep. good cond.
(863)763-1997.
MOBILE HOME WINDOWS
(3) 24"x52" $36 or will
sep. (863)357-7065

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


ALASKAN DIAMOND WIL-
LOW (2)- beautiful pattern,
$200 neg. (863)763-7584
after 5.
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Screened Enclosure,
Alum., 10x20, ceiling fans
w/lights, like new cond.,
$800. (863)357-3984








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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, CKC Registered.
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.
EASTER BUNNIES
(10), $100. Will
separate. 863-673-1364
or 863-673-0476.
Jack Russell Terrier Pup-
pies, purebred, ready 3/
19, 4 fern., 1 male, $250.
(863)528-9897
JACK RUSSEL female
shots & wormed 8
wks. old $250
S(863)673-5370
PEACH DOVES, (2), old
enough to eat on their
own, $20 each. (863)675-
6214 aft 6 pm.
SCHNAUZER PUPPIES 4,
CKC reg 8wks all shots
$400 (863)467-5574 or Iv
voice msg 863-697-0035
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.
YORKIPOO pup CKC reg.
shots Vet Cert. $450
(863)357-0037




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

SPA/HOT TUB, COVER,
76x76 & Water heater, GE,
40 gal. $125 for all, will
sep. 561-723-6753 Cell




SEWING MACHINE, Singer,
Electric. Works well. $25
(863)763-9647




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





BIG SCREEN TV
Magnavox, oak wood,
$200. (863)634-0907.


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
Grab a bargain from'your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in to-,
.day's classified.


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


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


Agriculture




Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
ULivestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds,/Plants,-
Flowers 865



APHA PAINT GELDING
2 years old. Will be big.
Train your way. $2000.
(863)763-3631.

QUARTER HORSES 2)
Cutting/Team Penning Pros-
pects. Well breed and well
started. (772)979-0282

SADDLE
15", Brown. All
the tack. $300.
(863)675-5066.



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

LAWN MOWER, Dixon ZTR,
11hp Briggs & Stratton,
well maintained, $600.
(863)517-1177

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

LAWN MOWER Murray
widebody, 12.5 HP Briggs.
& Stratton. $500. For more.
info. (863)634-8608.

LAWN TRACTOR- Murray
wide body, 12.5HP BS,
42" cut, dual blades, $500
neg. (863)634-8608.

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


RIDING MOWER, Snapper,
8 hp w/mulching deck.
$350. (863)467-9054


RIDING MOWER, Sears
Craftsman, 18 hp, 44" Cut,
6 spd. $450 (863)674-
0467

WALKING TRACTOR, Sim-
plicity, rotary, sickle bar,
plow, $100. (863)674-
0790

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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 960



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

Lg. Apt., 2BR/1'/2BA, Rim
Canal, no pets, $795 mo.
+ 1st & last. (863)467-
4668 bet 2-6.


EXECUTIVE HOME:
3 Bdrm., 2 Ba., Excellent
neighborhood. No pets.
(863)634-1554 after5:30p

FURNISHED COTTAGE-
2br, ba, screen room,
boat lift, on water,
863)763-6886 or
863)447-1093.




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



RealEstate




Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms- Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Propertyl 010



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

Investors dream 4BR/2BA
CBS Home, New CA/Heat
$130k (863)634-1055



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


MOBILE HOME LOT- lake
access, in the city, all utili-
ties in, call (863)634-
1871.

ONE ACRE Home site near
Schools & Sports Com-
plex. $55,000. 239-415-
1455.



S. Central Kentucky, 31
acres, on paved road,
County water & elec.
avail., great hunting, nice
mountain view, year round
spring, private seller
$52,000.
(863)467-5141 or
(561)248-2129


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Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
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Mobile Home Lots 2005


Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes 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

MOBILE HOME- water front,
lake access, 3br,. 2ba,
screen patio, Ig dock, boat
ramp, (863)634-1871.


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OKEECHOBEE, Clean, Park
model w/roofover, carport,
furn., W/D, FL rm. Vantage
Oaks 863-357-1180
PARK TRAILER 30'
Water front. Large Florida
Room. Furnished. $4800
(865)924-9228


Recreation

^iIi -

Boats 3005
Campers 'RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 30n20
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles.'ATVs 3035


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
Glasstream, '86,
inboard, outboard, 16ft.,
$2500 or best offer.
(863)634-7108
JON BOAT, 14', Aluminum
w/18 hp Evinrude, New
battery, 2 trolling motors &
trir. $650 863-467-4328
KAYAK-Aquaterra Prism, sit
on top, 14'1"x 26", to
many features to list,
$350,(863)612-1044.
OMEGA 24" Cabin hull pro-
ject boat w/tandem axle
boat $600 (863)697-
6812

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Pontoon, Suntracker
Bass Buggy, '05
18', 50hp Mercury 4
stroke motor & trailer,
never used, $12,000
(863)467-2305

RANGER CHEROKEE BASS
BOAT, '95- 90hp, fully
equipped, Ranger Trailer,
excellent condition, $6500
So. Bay, Fla (561)213-
6103.

Ranker, 19', 140 inboard
motor, fiberglass hull, low
hours, $2900. Inquire at
Lot 54, Riverbend Trailer
Park or call 863-467-
4997/801-9360

TROLLING MOTORS (2) -
new, never used, controls,
$425. (561)622-0736

V HULL, w/trailer, com-
Spletely gutted, trIr in great
shape. No titles & no mtr,
$2000 (863)697-6054
WINDSURFER, Kerma Run,
12'2" big board w/cntrbrd,
6.0 m sail & harness.
$300 (863)612-1044



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
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

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 mis.
*$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


TRAVEL TRAILER, 22 Ft.
Nice shape. Must .see!
$550 8P3-610-0064 Call
after 6 pm.


MOTOR Evinrude, 4 hp,
Outboard. Runs great!
$275. or best offer. 863-
635-3465.



HARLEY DAVIDSON ULTRA
CLASSIC '00 many extra
$18,500 or best offer 863-
634-5753 call 24/7
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,'0S- 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 401iW
Autos Wanted 401Cr
Classic Cars 1i)15
Commercial Trucks -1020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 40-0
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 406i5
Vans 4070


CHEVY CAMARO, '88,
needs transmissionwork,
$450 or best offer..
(863)697-8662
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 EXPLORER '92 newO
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 '88
run exc. but body dam-
aged $1200 neg
(863)634-1767
NISSAN '89, Good paint &
body. Has blown gasket.
$300. neg. (863)763-
8052.
OLDS AURORA. '96- load-
ed, runs good, auto, CD
plyr, leather interior
(863)697-1238.
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfLhtml or mailto:
classad@newszap.com
PONTIAC CUTLASS SU-
PREME '94 AT, runs good
$2500 (863)763-5519

PONTIAC Firebird '88 needs
work doesn't run $1000
neg 863-763-5817 after 5
pm.


BELAIR '55 4DR, Needs to
be restored or sold $1500
neg (772)979-3489

CHEVY PU, '68- stepside,
8ft bed, rebuilt trans, driv-,
en daily, rare model,
$600.0. (863)697-6433.
DATSUN 280ZX '83 Looks
& runs new. Cherry red
metallic. 2 Seater. T-Tops,
AT. $3900 863-763-6069
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 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.
FORD BRONCO, '87- 4x4,
5.81t, body in good shape,
runs but needs work,
$2500 (863)634-4338.


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


CHEVY 8.5 Diff Carrier w/
342 gears $150
(863)467-8856

CHEVY DIFF PARTS, 373 or
342 gears $100 or best of-
fer (863)467-8856

ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John
Deere OF Kawasaki Mule.
$900. (863)692-2229.
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.


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.
TAILGATE for Ford F250
Pickup, navy blue, $350.
(863)677-1407

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PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee,
Florida will on Tuesday, April 5, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter
possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIC
HEARING on and thereafter consider final reading of the following Ordi-
nance into law, NO. 889. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHO-
BEE AMENDING THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE MUNICIPAL FIREFIGHT-
ERS' PENSION FUND, ADOPTED PURSUANT TO ORDINANCE NO. 750,
AS SUBSEQUENTLY AMENDED; PROVIDING FOR DEFINmONS; PRO-
VIDING FOR MEMBERSHIP; PROVIDING FOR A BOARD OF TRUSTEES;
PROVIDING FOR FINANCES AND FUND MANAGEMENT; PROVIDING
FOR CONTRIBUTIONS; PROVIDING FOR BENEFIT AMOUNTS AND ELI-
GIBILITY; PROVIDING FOR PRE-RETIREMENT DEATH BENEFITS; PRO-
VIDING FOR DISTRIBUTION OF BENEFITS; PROVIDING MISCELLANE-
OUS PROVISIONS; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OR TERMINATION OF
THE SYSTEM; PROVIDING FOR DOMESTIC RELATIONS ORDERS; RE-
TIREE DIRECTED PAYMENTS; EXEMPTION FROM EXECUTION AND
NON-ASSIGNABILITY; PROVIDING FOR PENSION VALIDITY; PROVID-
ING FOR FORFEITURE OF PENSION UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANC-
ES; PROVIDING FOR CONVICTION AND FORFEITURE, FALSE MIS-
LEADING OR FRAUDULENT STATEMENTS; PROVIDING FOR INDEMNI-
FICATION AND DEFENSE OF CLAIMS; PROVIDING FOR TRANSFERS
WITHIN THE CITY; PROVIDING FOR PURCHASE OF CREDIT FOR MILI-
TARY SERVICE PRIOR TO EMPLOYMENT; PROVIDING FOR DIRECT
TRANSFERS OF ELIGIBLE ROLLOVER DISTRIBUTIONS; PROVIDING
FOR PURCHASE OF CREDIT FOR PRIOR FIRE SERVICE; PROVIDING
FOR A DEFERRED RETIREMENT OPTION PLAN; PROVIDING FOR RE-
EMPLOYMENT AFTER RETIREMENT; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION;
PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY OF PROVISIONS; REPEALING ALL
ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH AND PROVIDING AN EFFEC-
TIVE DATE.
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in
said hearing. The proposed Ordinance may be inspected in its entirety by
members of the public in the Office of the City Clerk during regular busi-
ness hours, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm, except for holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to
appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter
considered at this hearing, such interested person will need a record of

the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. City Clerk tapes are
for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk.
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Flori-
da Statutes 286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommo-
dation to participate in this proceeding should contact Lane Gamlotea no
later than two (2) working days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372
x215; if hearing or voice impaired, call TD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or
1-888-447-5620 (TRY).
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, CITY CLERK
SCt002 CN212C fK 1
NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER
THE ADOPTION OF AN COUNTY ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners
of Okeechobee County, Florida, will hold a public hearing on April 7,
2005 at 9 O'Clock A.M., in the Okeechobee County Court House, County
Commission Chambers located at 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee,
Florida, for the purpose of receiving comments and suggestions in con-
sideration of the adoption of a proposed Ordinance. The title of said pro-
posed Ordinance is:
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING PART 4 OF ARTICLE VI OF THE OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS (LDR'S) CON-
TAINED IN THE APPENDIX TO THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CODE,
THEREBY DELETING SECTION 6.04.01-PERMITTING OF VEHICLES
USED TO LAND APPLY RESIDUALS AND SEPTAGE; DELETING SEC-
TION 6.04.02-PERMITTING OF LAND APPLICATION SITES; REQUIRE-
MENTS THAT SITES ONLY ACCEPT WASTE TRANSPORTED BY PER-
MITTED DISPOSAL PERSONS OR ORGANIZATIONS; AMENDING SEC-
TION 6.04.03 TO CORRECTLY REFERENCE NEW PARAGRAPH NUM-
BERS; DELETING 6.04.06.B-REPORTING REQUIREMENT; DELETING
SECTION 4 PROVIDING FOR INITIAL PERMITS MANDATED BY THE OR-
DINANCE; ADDING NEW PARAGRAPH 6.04.02 FROM FORMER PARA-
GRAPH 6.04.02.4 CONCERNING PROPERTY LINE SETBACK; ADDING A
NEW PARAGRAPH 6.04.03 FROM THE FORMER 6.04.02.6 REQUIRING
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN LIMITATION; PROVIDING FOR RENUMBER-
ING OF PARAGRAPH TO BE CONSISTENT; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT-
ING PROVISIONS; SEVERABILITY AND APPLICABILITY; PROVIDING
FOR FILING WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE; CODIFICATION AND
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
A copy of this Notice of Intent will be available for public Inspection at the
* County Commission Office, Room 106, Okeechobee County Courthouse,
304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida each week day, Monday
through Friday, except holidays between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 5:00
P.M., beginning on March 24, 2005.
If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of
County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at such
hearing, that person will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is based.
John W. Abney, Sr., Chairman
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
562330 ON 3/24/05


PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE thatthe City Council of the City of Okeechobee,
Florida will on Tuesday April 5, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter
possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIC
HEARING on and thereaferr consider final reading of the following Ordi-
nance into law: NO. 884. AN ORDINANCE CLOSING, VACATING AND
ABANDONING THE ALLEYS OR ALLEYWAYS AND STREETS OR
RIGHTS-OF-WAY AS DESCRIBED HEREIN, WITHIN BLOCK 194, CITY
OF OKEECHOBEE, AND A PORTION OF SOUTHWEST 5TH STREET; AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 5, PUBLIC RECORDS, OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; RESERVING, UNTO THE CITY ITS SUCCES-
SORS AND ASSIGNS, A NONEXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR PUBLIC
UTILITIES PURPOSES; AND DIRECTING THE CITY CLERK TO RECORD
THE ORDINANCE IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF THE CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; PRO-
VIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
The ordinance is regarding Street and Alley Closing Application No. 74,
submitted by First Baptist Church. The request is to close the fifteen foot
wide alley running Eastto West, between Lots 1 to 6, 7to 12 within Block
194, and portion of Southwest 5th Street lying between Southwest 4th
and 5th Avenues and between Block 187 and 194, City of Okeechobee,
according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 5, of the pub-
lic records of Okeechobee County, Florida. The proposed use of the
property as stated on the application is for future expansion of Church fa-
cilities, covered drive-up or canopy and parking.
All members of the public are encouraged to attend d participate in
said hearing. The proposed Ordinance maybe inspected in its entirety by
members of the public in the Office of the City Clerk during regular busi-
ness hours, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm, except for holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to
appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter
considered at this hearing, such interested person will need a record of
.the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. City Clerk tapes are
for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk. .
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Flori-
da Statutes 286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommo-
dation to participate in thisproceeding should contact Lane Gamlotea no
later than two (2) working days prior to theproceeding at 863-763-3372
x215; if hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or
1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, CITY CLERK
562900 ON 3/24/05

PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE thatthe City Council of the City of Okeechobee,
Florida will on Tuesday, April 5, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter
possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIC
HEARING on and thereafter consider final reading of the following Ordi-
nance into law: NO. 890 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHO-
BEE, FLORIDA AMENDING THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE COMPREHEN-
SIVE PLAN, ORDINANCE NO. 635 AS AMENDED, BY REVISING THE
FUTURE LAND USE MAP ON A CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND MORE PAR-
TICULARLY DESCRIBED HEREIN FROM SINGLE-FAMILY TO MULTI-
FAMILY; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION OF ORDINANCE AND REVISED
FUTURE LAND USE MAP IN THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PROVIDING
FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
The ordinance is regarding Small Scale Comprehensive Plan Future Land
Use Application No. 05-003-SSA submitted by Mark Goodbread, on be-
half of the property owner KMJ Builders,Inc. The request Is to change the
Future Land Use designation from Single Family (SF) to Muti-Family
(MF) for vacant property located in the 300 block of Northeast 9th and
lOth Streets. Legal description being Lots 14 through 19 of Block 32 and
Lots 7 through 19 of Block 35, City of Okeechobee, Plat Book 5, Page 5,
Public Records, Okeechobee, County, Florida and is approximately 5
acress. The proposed use of the property is for development of multi-
family type dwellings.
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in
said.hearing. The proposed Ordinance may be inspected in Its entirety by
members of the public in the Office of the City Clerk during regular busi-
ness hours, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:3Opm, except for holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to'
appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter
considered at this hearing, such interested person wilt need a record of
the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim
record of the proceedings,is made, which record Includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. City Clerk tapes are
for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk.
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Flori-
da Statutes 286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommo-
dation to participate in this proceeding should contact Lane Gamlotea no
later than two (2) working days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372
x215; if hearing or voice impaired, call TODD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or
1-888-447-5620 (TTY. .
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, CITY CLERK
562925 ON 3/24/05


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PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee,
Florida will on Tuesday, April 5, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereatter
possible, at City Hall, 5 SE 3rd Ave, Okeechbuee, FL conduct a PUBLIC
EARING on and thereafter consider final reading of the following Ordi-
nance into law: NO. 891. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF
BEE, FLORIDA AMENDING THE CITY OF OKEECHOSEE COMPREHEN-
SIVE PLAN, ORDINANCE NO. 635 AS AMENDED, BY REVISING THE
FUTURE LAND USE MAP ON A CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND MORE PAR-
TICULARLY DESCRIBED HEREIN FROM SINGLE-FAMILY TO MULTI -
FAMILY; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION OF ORDINANCE AND REVISED
FUTURE LAND USE MAP IN THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PROVIDING
FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
The ordinance is regarding Small Scale Comprehensive Plan Future Land
Use Application No. 05-004-SSA submitted by Paul F. Okonski, agent, on
behalf of the property owner Frank Altobello Trustee. The request Is to
change the Future Land Use designation from Single Family (SF) to Multi-
Family (MF) for unplatted vacant property. Legadescption being: the
East 9.9 acres lying North of Southwest 6th Street and SoSou o th-
west Park Street In Section 21, Township 37 South, Range 35 East,
Okeechobee County, Florida being described as follows: Beginning at the
Southwest comer of the property described in O.R. Book 452 Pae 1439,
North right-of-way Ine of Southwest 6th Street a distance of 288.9 eet
more or less; thence bear Nrtherly along a line parallel to the Westerly
right-of-way line of the Sea Board Coast Line Railroad as located along
the East boundary of the Altobello Trust to the intersection with a line and
the extension thereof. 100.0 feet South of and parallel to the South boun-
dary of the land described in O.R. Book 293 Page 257, Public Records of
Okeechobee County, orida, a distance of 997.6 feet more or less;
thence bear Eastedy along a line parallel to the South boundary line of
that parcel of land described In O.R. Book293 Page 257, Public Records.
of Okeechobee County, Florida, to the intersection with a lIne lying 70.0
feet East of and paraala to the East boundary line of property described n
OR. Book 23 Page 257, Public Records of Okeechobe Cotnty, Flo-
da, a distance of 49.7 feet more or less; thence bear Northerly along Ine
and the extension thereof lying 70.0 feet East of the East boonda of the
property described in O.R. Book 293 Page 257. Public Record Okee-
chobee County, Florida, to the Intersection with a curve concaving to the
Northwest in h e South right-of-way line of Southwest 2nd Street, a dis-
tance of 540.8 feet more or less; thence Northeasterly along arc o said
curve and the right-of-way of Southwest 2nd Street to thefureectlo
with the Souhri ght-of-way line of Southwest Park Street, a distance of
338.4 feet more or less; thence Easterdy along the South right-of-way line
of Southwest Park Streetto the intersection with the West right-of-way
line of the Sea Board Coast Line Railroad right-of-way a distance of
123.0 feet; thence bear Southerly along said West right-of-way ine of the
Sea Board Coast Line Railroad, a distance of 1043.3 feet; thence bear
Westerly along the South right-of-way line of the Sea Board Coast Line
right-of-way and the South ine of the property described in O.R. Book
463 Page 1488, Public Records of Okeechobee County, RFlorida, to the
Northwest comer of the property described in O.R. Book 316 Page 1439,
Public Records of Okbechobee County, Florida, a distance of 95.2 feet;
Sthence bear Southerly alongthe West line of the property.described In
O.R. Book 316 Page 1439, Public Records of Okeeshobee County, Ro-
da, to athe intersection with the property described In O.R. Book 452 Page
1439, Public Records of Okeschobee County, Florida, a distance of
695.1 feet; thence bear Westerly to the Northwest comer of the property
described in O.R. Book 452 Page 1439. Public Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida, a distance of 50.4 feet thence bear Southerly along the
West line of the priopery described in O.R. Book 452 Page 1439, Psubl
Records of Okeeshobee County, Florida, a distance of 76.17 feet more or
less to the point of beginning. The proposed use of the property Is for de-
velopment of multi-family type dwellings.
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in
said hearing. The proposed Ordinance maybe inspected In its entirety by
members of the public in the Office of the City Clerk during regular bus-
ness hours, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:3Opm, except for holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to
appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter
considered at this hearing, such Interested person will need a record of
the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal Is to be based. City Clerk tapes are
for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk.
In accordance wimt the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Flori-
da Statutes 286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accomro-
dation to palpate in thisproceeding ould contact Laneuamtea no
later than two (2) worlong days prior to theprocesding at 863-763-3372
x215; if hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voie) or
1-888-447-5620 (TTY].
Lane Gamlte, CMC, CITY. CLERK
562927 ON 3/24/05

PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee,
Florida will on Tuesda, April 5, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter
possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Okeechoee FL conduct a PUBLIC
HEARING on and thereafter consider final reading of the following Ordi-
nance into law: NO. 888. AN ORDINANCE OF THE ITY OF OKE -
BEE AMENDING AND RESTATING THE CITY OF OKEECHOREE MUNICI-
PAL POLICE OFFICERS' PENSION TRUST FUND, ADOPTED PURSUANT
TO ORDINANCE 749, AS SUBSEQUENTLY AMENDED; PROVIDING FOR
DEFINITIONS; PROVIDING FOR MEMBERSHIP; PROVIDING FOR A
BOARD OF TRUSTEES; PROVIDING FOR FINANCES AND FUND MAN-
AGEMENT; PROVIDING FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- PROVIDING FOR BENE-
FIT AMOUNTS AND ELIGIBILITY; PROVIDING FOR PRERETIREMENT
DEATH BENEFITS; PROVIDING FOR DISABILITY BENEFITS; PROVID-
ING FOR VESTING OF BENEFITS; PROVIDING OPTIONAL FORMS OF
BENEFITS; PROVIDING FOR BENEFICIARIES; PROVIDING CLAIMS
PROCEDURES; PROVIDING FOR REPORTS TO THE DIVISION OF RE-
TIREMENT; PROVIDING FOR A ROSTER OF RETIREES- PROVIDING
FOR A MAXIMUM PENSION LIMITATION; PROVIDING FOR DISTRIBU-
TION OF BENEFITS; PROVIDING MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS; PRO-
VIDING FOR REPEAL OR TERMINATION OF THE SYSTEM; PROVIDING
FOR DOMESTIC RELATIONS ORDERS; RETIREE DIRECTED PAY-
.MENTS; EXEMPTION FROM EXECUTION AND NON-ASSIGNAILITY;
PROVIDING FOR PENSION VALIDITY; PROVIDING FOR FORFEITUR
OF PENSION UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES- PROVIDING FOR
CONVICTION AND FORFEITURE, FALSE, MISLEADING OR FRAUDU-
LENT STATEMENTS; PROVIDING FOR INDEMNIFICATION AND DE-
FENSE OF CLAIMS; PROVIDING FOR TRANSFERS WITHIN THE CITY;
PROVIDING FOR DIRECT TRANSFERS OF ELIGIBLE ROLLOVER DIS-
TRIBUTIONS; PROVIDING FOR PURCHASE OF CREDIT FOR MILITARY
SERVICE PRIOR TO EMPLOYMENT; PROVIDING FOR PRIOR POLICE
SERVICE; PROVIDING FOR A DEFERRED RETIREMENT OPTION PLAN;
PROVIDING FOR REEMPLOYMENT AFTER RETIREMENT- PROVIDING
FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY OF PROVISIONS;
REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH AND PROVID-
ING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and partlcipafe In
said hearing. The proposed Ordinance may be inspected in its entfim y by
members of the public n the Office of the City Clerk during regular busi-
ness hours, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm, except for holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that f any person desires to
appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter
considered at this hearing, such interested person wll need a recordI of
the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record Includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. City Clerk tapes are
for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk.
In accordance with the Americans with liability Act (ADA) and Flori-
da Statutes 286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommo-
dation to participate in this proceeding should contact Lane Gamiotea no
later than two (2) working days prior to theproceeding at 863-763-3372
x215; if hearing or voice Impaired, call TDO 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or
1-888-447-5820 (IT).
Lane Gamlotea,CMC, CITY CLERK
562915 ON 3/24/05

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION


IN THE INTEREST OF:
M.E.B. DOB 02-14-04
Mother of the minor child:
Yvonne Brege


CASE NO. 2004-DP-013


TO; Father of M.E.B. Fransisco Prieto
Residence and Address Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT A PETITION UNDER OATH HAS BEEN
FILED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN THE
ABOVE STYLED COURT FOR THE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
RELATIVE TO M.E.B., A FEMALE CHILD, BORN ON THE 14TH DAY OF
FEBRUARY, 2004, THE CHILD WAS BORN IN THE COUNTY OF ST. LU-
CIE, IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA. YOU ARE COMMANDED TO BE AND
APPEAR BEFORE A JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, JUVENILE DIVI-
SION IN THE ABOVE STYLES COURT LOCATED AT:
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE
304 N.W. 2ND STREET
OKEECHOBEE, FL. 34972
AT 1:30 P.M. ON THE 28TH DAY OF APRIL, 2005 FOR HEARING AND TO
SHOW CAUSE WHY SAID PETITION SHOULD NOT BE GRANTED.
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT THIS ADVISORY HEARING CON-
STITUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF
THIS CHILD. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON THE DATE AND TIME SPECI-
FIED, YOU MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE CHILD
NAMED IN THE PETITION ATTACHED TO THIS NOTICE.
BE ADVISED THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO AN ATTORNEY TO REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTORNEY,
ONE MAY BE APPOINTED FOR YOU.
WITNESS MY HAND AS CLERK OF SAID COURT AND THE SEAL THERE-
OF, THIS 8TH DAY OF MARCH, 2005
KATHLEEN ARNOLD
DEPUTY CLERK
559873 ON 03/10, 17, 24, 31/2005

REQUEST FOR BIDS
VEHICLES
The Okeechobee Utility Authority (UA) will receive Sealed Bids, for the
purpose of purchasing at least one of Ste following vehites
One Ton Regular Cab truck with utility body 140" wheel base
One Ton Regular Cab truck with utility body 160' wheel base
One Ton Regular Cab truck with Cranemaster body
The Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) wi receive Sealed Bids. for the
purpose of purchasing asphalH and base work at the surface water bet-
ment plant as follows:
+/- 2700 SY 1V2 Thick Type 5-111 asphalt
+/- 1500 SY 6" Base Course
Include unit pricing for each to adjust quantity of work as needed
The Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) will receive Sealed bids, for the
purpose of purchasing a trallar-mounted generator as follows:
One 60 kW, 240 volt, 3-phase
detailed specifications are available upon request from the office of-the
Executive Director, at 100 S.W. 5th Avenue, Phone Number 863-763-
9460, Fax Number 863-763-3746. The OUA reserves the right to reject
any Or all bids and to waive formalities In any bid wherever such rejection
or waiver is determined to be in he best interest of the OUA.
Tne Suai&o E ao usl oe deaerea lo tne Executve O.rector s ofce to-
care anl e.:r.::,.- nily Aiutnotyrf oficre o0S 5tW ,I Avenue onor
oefore 00 PM on Afn 5.200
Landon C. Foner, Jr.
Executive Director
563119 ON 03/24,25,26,27,28,29,30/05

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LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
The Workforce Development Board of
the Treasure Coast Region 20 and
the Treasure Coast Job Training
Consortium announces a public
meeting to which all persons are in-
vited:
Date & Time: Wednesday, March 30,
2005 8:00 a.m.
Place: Workforce Development Board
of the Treasure Coast
City Center
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952
PURPOSE: To discuss matters con-
i..ir,. ,, '.'.'.irkforce Investment
' ,",.' Employment Op-
portunities, the Welfare Transition
program, One-Stop Career Centers
and the Workforce Development
Board. A copy of the agenda may
be obtained by contacting:
Workforce Development Board of
the Treasure Coast
City Center
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952
Should any person wish to appeal
any decision made by the Board
with respect to any matter consid-
ered at the above referenced meet-
ing, they will need to ensure a ver-
batim recording of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is based, in order
to provide a record for judicial re-
view.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE NINETEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO. 1995-DP-526
IN THE INTEREST OF:
C.B., DOB: 09/23/89
Mother of the minor child:
Cathy Bias
TO: Father of C.B.,
Robert Martin
Residence & Address Unknown
You are hereby notified that a petition
under oath has been filed by the
Department of Children and Family
Services in the above-styled Court
for the termination of parental
rights relative to C.B., a female
child, bom on the 23rd day of Sep-
tember, 1989. The child was born
in the County of Palm Beach, in the
State of Florida. You are com-
manded to be and appear before a
Judge of the Circuit Court, Juvenile
Division in the above-styled Court
located at:
Okeechobee County Courthouse
304 N.W. 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, FL 34972
At 1:30 P.M. on the 4th day of May,
2005, for hearing and to show
cause why said Petition should not
be granted.
Failure to personally appear at this
advisory hearing constitutes con-
sent to tne termination of your pa-
rental rights to this child. If you fail
to appear on the date and time
specified, you may lose all legal
rights as a parent to the child
named in the petition attached to
*this notice.
Be advised that you have the right to
have an attorney represent you in
this matter. If you cannot afford an
attorney, one may be appointed for
you.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE NINETEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2000-DP-058
IN THE INTEREST OE:
A.A., DOB: 07/16/96
Mother of the minor child:
Ernestina Alvarez
TO: Father of A A.,
Juan Carlos Gillian Sosa
Residence & Address Unknown
You are hereby notified that a petition
under oath has been filed by the
Department of Children and Family
Services in the above-styled Court
for the termination of parental
rights relative to A.A., a male child,
born on the 16th day of July, 1996.
The child was born in the County of
St. Lucie, in the State of Florida.
You are commanded to be and ap-
pear before a Judge of the Circuit
Court, Juvenile Division in the
above-styled Court located at:
Okeechobee County Courthouse
304 N.W. 2nd Street,
Okeechobee;-FL 34972
At 1:30 P.M. on the 4th day of May,
2005, for hearing and to show
cause Why said Petition should not
be granted.
Failure to personally appear at this
advisory heanng constitutes con-
sent to the termination of your pa-
rental rights to this child. If you fail
to appear on the date and time
specified, you may lose all legal
rights as a parent to the child
named in the petition attached to
this notice.
Be advised that you have the right to
have an attorney represent you in
this matter. If you cannot afford an
attorney, one may be.appointed for
you.


Witness my hand as the Clerk of said
Witness my hand as the Clerk of said Court and the seal thereof, this
Court and the seal thereof, this 21st day of March, 2005.
21st day of March, 2005.


Sharon Robertsoni
Clerk of Court
By: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
563234 ON 3/24 30,4/6,13


Sharon Robertson
Clerk of Court
By: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
563239 ON 3/24,30;4/6,13


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE NINETEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2000-DP-058
IN THE INTEREST OF:
C.A., DOB: 05/01/99
Mother of the minor child:
Ernestina Alvarez
TO: Father of C.A.,
Richard "Richie" Ricardo
Residence & Address Unknown
You are hereby notified that a petition
under oath has been filed by the
Department of Children and Family
Services in the above-styled Court
for the termination of parental
rights relative to C.A., a male child,
born on the 1st day of May, 1999.
The child was born in the County of
St. Lucie, in the State of Florida.
You are commanded to be and ap-
pear before a Judge of the Circuit
Court, Juvenile Division in the
above-styled Court located at:
Okeechobee County Courthouse
304 N.W. 2nd Street,
Okeechohee, FL 34972
At 1:30 P.M. on the 4th day of May,
2005, for hearing and to show
cause why said Petition should not
be granted.
Failure to personally appear at this
advisory hearing constitutes con-
..-,-,lh, iIf..- l .:-,.T '.. .' :,f your pa-
.-,-ii, ,r, 1 i. ,, r. ,,i ,] f you fail
to appear on the date and time
specified, you may lose all legal
rights as a parent to the child
named in the petition attached to
this notice.
Be advised that you have the right to
have an attorney represent you in
this matter, If you cannot afford an
attorney, one may be appointed for
you.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE NINETEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2000-DP-052
IN THE INTEREST OF:
D.V., DOB: 10/08/97
Mother of the minor child:
Cathy Bias
TO: Father of D.V.,
Bruce Vandergrift
Residence & Address Unknown
You are hereby notified that a petition
under oath has been filed by the
Department of Children and Family
Services in the above-styled Court
for the termination of parental
rights relative to D.V., a male child,
bom on the 8th day of October,
1997. The child was bom in the
County of St. Lucie, in the State of
Florida. You are commanded to be
and appear before a Judge of the
Circuit Court, Juvenile Division in
the above-styled Court located at:
Okeechobee County Courthouse
304 N.W. 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, FL 34972
At 1:30 P.M. on the 4th day of.May,
2005, for hearing and to show
cause why said Petition should not
be granted.
Failure to personally appear at this
advisory hearing constitutes con-
sent to the termination of your pa-
rental rights to this child. If you fail
to appear on the date and time
specified, you may lose all legal
rights as a parent to the child
named in the petition attached to
this notice.
Be advised that you have the right to
have an attorney represent you in
this matter. If you cannot afford an
attorney, one may be appointed for
you.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE NINETEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO. 1995-DP-526
IN THE INTEREST OF:
D.V., DOB: 02/02/95
Mother of the minor child
Cathy Bias
TO: Father of D.V..
BRUCE VANDERGRIFT
Residence & Address Unknown
You are hereby notified that a petition
under oath has been filed by the
Department of Children and Family
Services in the above-styled Court
for the termination of parental
nghts relative to D.V., a female
child, born on the 2nd day of Feb-
ruary, 1995. The child was born in
the County of St. Lucie, in the State
of Florida. You are commanded to
be and appear before a Judge of
the Circuit Court, Juvenile Division
in the above-styled Court located
at:
Okeechobee County Courthouse
304 N.W. 2nd Street,
*Okeechobee, FL 34972
At 1:30 P.M. on the 4th day of May,
2005, for hearing and to show
cause why said Petition should not
be granted.
Failure to personally appear at this
advisory hearing constitutes con-
sent to the termination of your pa-
rental rights to this child. If you fail
to appear on the date and time
specified, you may lose all legal
rights as a parent to the child
named in the petition attached to
this notice.
Be advised that you have the right to
have an attorney represent you in
this matter. If you cannot afford an
attorney, one may be appointed for
you.


Witness my hand as the Clerk of said Witness my hand as the Clerk of said
Court and the seal thereof, this Court and the seal thereof, this Witness my hand as the Clerk of said
21st day of March, 2005. 21st day of March, 2005. Court and the seal thereof, this
21st day of March, 2005.


Sharon Robertson
Clerk of Court
By: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
563240 ON 3/24,30;4/6,13


Sharon Hobertson
Clerk of Court
By: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
563235 ON 3/24,30;4/6,13


Sharon Robertson
Clerk of Court
By: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
563243 ON 3/24 30-4/6 13


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PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee,
Florida wi T ,, : :'' i. ... : .. ,., hereafter
possible, i 1:. 1 n i,,i, r ,,]u:ij )PUBLIC
HEARING on and thereafter consider final reading of the following Ordi-
nance into law NO. 887 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE
AMENDING THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE AND OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AU-
THORITY EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM, ADOPTED PURSUANT
TO ORDINANCE NO. 828; AMENDING SECTION 1, DEFINITIONS, BY
AMENDING THE DEFINITION OF "RETIREMENT"; AMENDING SECTION 3,
BOARD OF TRUSTEES: AMENDING SECTION 8, DISABILITY; AMENDING
SECTION 10, OPTIONAL FORMS OF BENEFITS: AMENDING SECTION 17,
REPEAL OR TERMINATION OF SYSTEM; AMENDING SECTION 18, EX-
EMPTION FROM EXECUTION, NON-ASSIGNABILITY: AMENDING SEC-
DrON 23. MILITARY SERVICE PRIOR TO EMPLOYMENT; AMENDING
SECTION 25, REEMPLOYMENT AFTER RETIREMENT: AMENDING SEC-
TION 27, PRIOR GOVERNMENT SERVICE; ADDING SECTION 28, DE-
FERRED RETIREMENT OPTION PLAN; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION;
PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY OF PROVISIONS; REPEALING ALL OR-
DINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in
said hearing. The proposed Ordinance may be inspected in its entirety by
members of the public in the Office of the City Clerk during regular busi-
ness hours, Mon-Fri, Sam-4:30pm, except for holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to
appeal any decision rade bythe City Council with respect to any matter
considered at this hearing, such interested person will need a record of
the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. City Clerk tapes are
for the sole purpose cf backup for official records of the Clerk.
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Flori-
da Statutes 286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommo-
dation to participate in this proceeding should contact Lane Gamiotea no
later than two (2) working days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372
x21l5; if hearing or voice impaired, call TOO 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or
1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, CITY CLERK
562909 ON 3/24/05


PLYM VOYAGER, '93- fully
loaded, regular, mainte-
nance, looks great in/out,
$2500 (863)763-7609.
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified.
Buying a car?
Look in the classified.
Selling a car?
Look in the classified.


NOTICE OF
FORFEITURE COMPLAINT
On March 7, 2005 in Okeechobee
County, Flonda the Sheriff seized
and held Two Thousand Two Hun-
dred Seventy-Seven Dollars,
($2770.00), in United States Cur-
rency. A complaint will be filed in
the Circuit Court in Okeechobee
County, Florida
Sgt. John Rhoden
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
(941) 763-3117
563178 ON 3/24 31/05


Community Events

Airboat club to meet
The Big Lake Airboat Club, Inc. will meet March 26 at 9 a.m. at
the Alvin Ward Boat Ramp in Moore Haven. After the meeting
members will go to Observation Island and have lunch. Everyone
is asked to bring their own lunch. After lunch the club will take a
ride towards the Monkey Box and around. Anyone interested in
joining is welcomed.


Methodist church hosting Easter services
The First United Methodist Church invites everyone to their
Easter Sunrise Service at Lock Seven on Sunday, March 27. The
service will begin at 6:15 a.m. The offering will be donated to Real
Life. Children's Ranch. Everyone is asked to bring a chair and a
flashlight. On Easter Sunday the church will also be having tradi-
tional worship services at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the church, located
at 200 N.W. Second St., behind the Bank of America. A contempo-
rary worship service will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the church.


Hospital hosting dinner, lecture
Raulerson Hospital, 1896 U.S. 441 N., will be hosting a dinner
and lecture in their north dining room on Tuesday, March 29. Din-
ner will be at 5 p.m., and the lecture will start at 5:30 p.m. The cost
for the dinner will be $3. The topic of the lecture will be signs and
symptoms of vascular disease,, and will be presented by Dr. Rene
Loyola. Dr. Loyola specializes in general and vascular surgery and
is a member of the active medical staff at Raulerson Hospital. This
program is offered free to the community, and there will be prize
drawings. Seating is limited so please call the Raulerson Hospital
public relations department at (863) 824-2702 to RSVP.


Safe boating class planned
The Coast Guard Auxiliary will be holding a boating safety class
on March 29 at the civic center. For information or to pre-register,
call (863) 467-3085.


Local church hosts Sharron Kay King
Living Word of Faith, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., will present Nashville
Christian singer and songwriter Sharron Kay King in a live per-
formance on March 30, at 7 p.m. For information, call the church
at (863) 763-6869 or Linda Eyler at (863) 4958.


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, "Yel-
low Raft, Blue Water" Michael Dorris; and Thursday, June 23,
"Before Women Had Wings" Connie Fowler. If you have ques-
tions or would like more information, call Jan Fehrman at (863)
357-9980.


Hospice plans yard sale
Your Hometown Hospice will be holding a yard sale on Thurs-
day, 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 Okee-
chobee Volunteer House located at the corner of S.E. Fourth St.
and Third Avenue. All proceeds benefit patient care in Okee-
chobee.


Courtesy photo/Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association

The winner
Joe Salatka, of Jensen Beach, was.the winner of a 17-cal-
iber Savage model Hornady with scope and hard case
(valued at $299) in the Lake Okeechobee Airboat Associ-
ation (LOAA) 2005 gun drawing. Mr. Salatka's name was
drawn on Sunday, March 13, at the Speckled Perch Festi-
val. Mr. Salatka, who is in concrete construction, enjoys
hunting and fishing in his spare time. On hand for the
presentation were: (left to right) Dennis Anderson, LOAA
president, Mr. Salatka, and John Whidden, owner of Big
Gator Pawn. Mr. Whidden selects the gun for LOAA and
handles the transaction, including performing the back-
ground check of the recipient.


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