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Vol. 96 No. 87


Inside
South learns
about pioneer days
Schools are closed today,
tomorrow, and Wednesday
for Spring Break. School will
resume on Thursday, March
31. Report cards will go
home on April 1st.
Monday, April 4, Awards
program: 8:30 a.m. First
Grade, Hawkins; 10:30 a.m.-
Kindergarten, Lozano and at
1:15 p.m. -Second Grade. '
Wednesday, April 6,
Awards program: 8:30 a.m. -
Third Grade; 9:30 a.m. Fifth
Grade and at 1:15 p.m. -
Fourth Grade, Linn.
On Thursday, April 7,
Golden Honor Roll students
and the Top Accelerated
Reader point earner from
each grade will have lunch
with the principal.
Take the opportunity to
read to your children, or
have them read to you. It
would be good to encourage
your children to carry a book
along with them to read
while waiting for events,
while riding in the car, or
instead of watching T.V. Also,
taking time to listen to your
children is very important.
Encourage them to tell you
what is on their mind.
Page 3


Brahmans lose
to Sharks, 8-4
The Sebastian River
Sharks came to Brahman
Field for a make-up game
with the Brahmans and
returned to Sebastian with
an 8-4 victory under their
belts.
The game had originally
been scheduled for Tuesday,
March 22, but was rained
out. Because it was a confer-
ence game, it was resched-
uled for this past Saturday
afternoon.
It looked like the game
could have again been
rained out shortly after the
two teams began to play Sat-
urday afternoon when thun-
der rolled through the area
causing a rain time-out.
Sports, Page 7

Drought Index
Current: 125
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.46 feet

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

Index
Classifieds ....... 9-11
Comics ............ 8
Community Events ... 4
Crossword ......... .9
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports ......... ....7
TV ....... ........10
Weather ...........2
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of the Okeechobee Freshman campus gymnasium. It can be seen on the gymnasium
wall on S.W. Sixth Street.


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situation


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
County Attorney John Cassels
has certainly done his home-
work since the March 10 meet-
ing of the Okeechobee Board of
County Commissioners.
At that meeting Mr. Cassels,
housing official Bill Royce and
others stated numerous devia-
tions from the county's stated
intent in land development regu-
lations not to issue building per-
mits for lots on unimproved
public or private roads and the
problems that would be
incurred in attempting to rectify
the situation.
At the March 24 commission-


ers' meeting, Mr. Cassels offered
the draft of a proposed ordi-
nance that showed some
thought and practical sugges-
tions toward straightening out
what has become a complicated
problem.
Before an audience of local
realtors, Mr. Cassels noted that in
the past the county has been
sidetracked in looking at the
issue.
The proposed ordinance
acknowledged that for many
years county ordinances have
restricted or prohibited develop-
ment on non-existent or sub-
standard roads. However, it
went on to state that these ordi-
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Tax rebate
deadline nears
OKEECHOBEE The Proper-
ty Appraiser's Office, located in
the Alderman Building at 307
N.W. Fifth Ave., has applications
available for the 2004 sales tax
rebate of up to $1,500.
The rebate is for those Florida
residents who have replaced a
mobile home due to loss from a
named tropical system.
The deadline to file is May 1.

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


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nances have not been uniformly
enforced.
The proposed ordinance
affirms that the current right-of-
way specifications spelled out reg-
ulations are adequate and safe.
The ordinance. has several
goals, including the consistent
enforcement of county ordinances,
avoidance of taxpayer subsidy of
private development and elimina-
tion of high maintenance unpaved
county roads.


The proposed ordinance calls
for prohibition of sub-standard
roads and driveways within county
Snrights-of-ways.
It requires End of County Main-
tenance signs to be used wherever
possible, and suggests using differ-
^. ent colored street signs for private
roads and easements. '
In what is perhaps the heart of
the ordinance, the county commis-
sioners are required to review all
subdivisions with public rights-of-
way and roads not constructed to
current county road standards. The
commissioners are to rank them in


order of priority for establi
of special assessment d
That is, each property ow
the road would pay their a
portion of the pavement cos
Any property owner or d
er not wishing to wait their
a special assessment wo
allowed to build a road'
own expense, provided
county standards and used
ly qualified and licensed c
tors.
The ordinance also rec
that there are county mai
roads that do not meet
county standards. These
should be improved, whei
ble, to conform as closely a
ble to current standards. P
owners on such roads, wi
limits of all other applicable
tions, would be allowed to t
their property.
Individuals owning prop
substandard county roads
be allowed to subdivide the
erty, subject to all other ap
regulations. However, they
be required to bring the po
road fronting their property
current county standards.
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districts. the county for maintenance until
vner on they have been brought up to coun-
issessed ty standards. But such roads would
sts. be eligible for application for spe-
levelop- cial assessment that would, as
turn for much as is practical, bring the road
)uld be up to current county standards.
at their Owners of lots in unplatted sub-
it met divisions would be able to get
proper- building permits. However, they
eontrac- would have to acknowledge that
the access to the property is not by
ognized county right-of-way and there may
ntained be limited access for emergency
current vehicles. They must also acknowl-
* roads edge that the county might not ever
re feasi- accept the road for maintenance.
is possi- Further lot splits or platting in
Property unplatted subdivisions would be
thin the prohibited unless access roads are
regula- brought up to county standards.
build on Because of the impossibility of
the county to implement special
perty on assessment districts over the entire
5 would county at the same time, the ordi-
pir prop- nance provides for transition rules
plicable for platted subdivision.
' would The transition rules state that
)rtion of roads providing access must be
y up to reasonably passable. The owner
must sign a statement acknowl-
oads in edging that access to the property
s under is not currently county maintained
and that there may be limited
access for emergency vehicles. The
owner rhust further acknowledge
that if improvements are ever
made to the road, they will be
made by special assessment.
Fill-in waivers waivers for
new building permits in such sub-
divisions would not be available
to developers under the transition
rules. Fill-in waivers may be grarit-
ed if a residence is between two
existing residences or on ether side
of the same road segment.
Mr. Cassels asked commission-
ers to consider "some, all or none"
of the regulations suggested in the
proposed ordinance. He noted that
platted lots have become a hot
^^ commodity. He went on to say that
people build without infrastruc-
tures and expect the county to
develop the area:
The county attorney stated that
his proposed ordinance would
clarity what has been existing law
for some time.
At least one public hearing will
have to be scheduled by the com-
missioners before they can adopt
the ordinance.
Commission Chairman John
Abney asked the commissioners to
study the proposed ordinance for
discussion at their next meeting.


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South Elementary learns about life in the pioneer days


Schools are closed today,
tomorrow, and Wednesday for
Spring Break. School will resume
on Thursday, March 31. Report
cards will go home on April 1 st.
Monday, April 4, Awards pro-
gram: 8:30 a.m.-
First Grade, f
Hawkins; 10:30
a.m.- Kinder- '
garten, .
Lozano and
at 1:15 p.m.-
Second ,'
Grade.
Wednes-
day, April 6, Awards program: 8:30
a.m. -Third Grade; 9:30 a.m. Fifth
Grade and at 1:15 p.m. Fourth
Grade, Linn.
On Thursday, April 7, Golden
Honor Roll students and the Top
Accelerated Reader point earner
from each grade will have lunch
with the principal.
Take the opportunity to read to
your children, or have them read to
you. It would be good to encourage
your children to carry a book along
with them to read while waiting for
events, while riding in the car, or
instead of watching T.V Also, taking
time to listen to your children is very
important. Encourage them to tell
you what is on their mind.
.Mrs. Milrot's class is looking for-
ward to playing Jeopardy in their


classroom. Mrs. Milrot applied for
and was awarded a mini-grant
from the Okeechobee Educational
Foundation to obtain Classroom
Jeopardy for her classroom. It
should be arriving soon; it is just
like the Jeopardy you see on TV and
the computer can generate specific
questions relevant to what the class
is studying. Thank you to the Okee-
chobee Community Theatre for
supplying the generous donation
that funded this and other grants!
Last Thursday our fourth and
fifth graders enjoyed a presentation
by Mrs. Betty Williamson of the
Okeechobee Historical Society.
Mrs. Williamson, co-author of a
book about Okeechobee's history,
talked to our students about the first
settler in Okeechobee, Peter Rauler-
son. She and Mrs. Zelda Mixon, a
great-granddaughter- of Peter
Raulerson, had lots of exciting
things to tell us about life in pioneer
days in Okeechobee.
We are requesting your help to
identify our kindergarten students
for next year. If you have a child
who will be entering the public
kindergarten next year, we ask that
you please notify the school. Chil-
dren must be 5 years old on or
before Sept. 1, 2005, in order to
begin the next school term. If you
do not have a child this age, and
you know' someone who does, ask


him or her to call school at (863)
462-5087.
In order to register for school
next year, state law requires that
you provide a' legal birth certificate,
immunization records, and proof of
a physical examination performed
by a physician within one year prior
to the start of the school year.
No Terrific Kids were chosen
this week, but we'd like to take this
opportunity to thank our local
Kiwanis Club for supporting our
Terrific Kids program. Each week
every classroom teacher selects a
"Terrific Kid" based upon the stu-
dent's being on time daily, practic-
ing good attendance, and being
respectful of people, privacy, and
property. Finally, each "Terrific Kid"
is one who the teacher feels works
to the best of their ability. They
receive a certificate of recognition
and a small token gift from a mem-
ber of the Kiwanis Club.
Each month the classroom
teacher also selects a "Student of
the Month" from the group of "Ter-
rific Kids" for the month. These stu-
dents earn certificates of recogni-
tion and an invitation to a monthly
pizza party in the cafeteria. They
also receive a special Eagle mascot
pin at the end of the school year. All
of these terrific kids exhibit good cit-
izenship and qualities that should
make their parents proud of them.


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Staff photo/Debra Smythe
On Thursday, March 24, at South Elementary (left to right) Lois Davino joined Betty
Williamson and Zelda Mixon for storytelling. The fourth and fifth graders were learning about
the history of Okeechobee for their segment on Pioneer Days.


Staff photo/Pete Gawda
Just hanging around
Alarra Boswell was just hanging around at the wooden
jungle as she and tier kindergarten classmates from North
Elementary School spent some time at the wooden jungle.


Go Brahmans!
Okeechobee High School mascot Bubba was displayed
by Alicia Lewis at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus
Cracker Days celebration.


.Staff photo/Debra Smythe
Kiwanis meeting
At the Kiwanis meeting held on Thursday, March 24, (left
to right) the president of the Kiwanis Club, Marco Monts
DeOca shakes hands with guest speaker Joey Hoover,
executive director of the Economic Council of Okee-
chobee. Mr. Hoover stated that the Economic Council was
established to help the economic growth of Okeechobee
and spoke about the future expansion and widening of the
roads going through Okeechobee making the town des-
tined to grow. Due to the closing of the Fat Boys' Restau-
rant, Mr. DeOca announced that the next Kiwanis meeting
will be held at the Brahma Bull Restaurant. No permanent
site for club meetings has been set at this time.


Staff photo/Debra Smythe
Enjoying the celebration
At Osceola Middle School on Thursday, March 24, the students spent the day outside
enjoying music played by disc jockey, Michael David, a barbecue, a dunk tank and more
in celebration of completing the FCAT. None of the students knew the score, but the
worst of the FCAT was over for them, and the party was in full swing.



Gallagher: tarps are covered


under homeowner's policies


TALLAHASSEE. Florida's
Chief Financial Officer Tom Gal-
lagher today alerted Floridians
who are still waiting to have their
roofs replaced and repaired that
costs for replacing temporary
blue tarps are. reimbursable by
their insurance company.
Because of the widespread dam-
age caused by the four hurricanes
that crossed the state last year,
Florida is now facing a shortage of
available contractors to repair all
of the property damage caused by.
the storms.
"As we enter the spring season
in Florida, we are seeing the sun
get stronger and the heavy rains
are starting," said Gallagher.
"Many of our neighbors, unfortu-
nately, have had these tarps on
their roofs for over six months,
and the tarps may be getting
worn or loose and will provide
less protection from UV rays or
water. While we want storm vic-
tims to get a real roof over their
heads as soon as possible, we at
least want the tarps they have to
be .in good shape while they


wait." from further damage, including
Gallagher said homeowners purchasing and installing the
policies, approved in Florida tarps. Gallagher added that home-
require insurance companies to owners should not risk injury try-
pay reasonable costs incurred by ing to replace the tarps because
homeowners for necessary meas- materials and labor costs are
ures to protect covered property reimbursable.



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Upcoming Events

Tuesday
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
467-2321.
Woman at the Well meet at 7 g.m., at 1404 S.W. Second Ave., for
community Bible study for women. For information, call Theresa Brown
at (863) 467-1112.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863) 763-
6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant for breakfast. For information, call (863) 357-0297.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meeting at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant. All Rotarians and anyone else interested are invited. For
information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.

Wednesday
A.A. meeting meets from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meeting meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church. This will be a closed discussion.
Lakeside Cruisin' Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Wal-
Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show a car
you may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners while
you listen to the great oldies music.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.

Thursday
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
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.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, located at
412 N.W. Sixth St. For. information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Fat Boys Restaurant. All Kiwanis and the public are welcome. For infor-
mation, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for
information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial. For information,
call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W. Fifth St., is open for
:-blood donations from 9a.in. until 5 p.m. For information, call (863) 467-
9360.
Martha's House Inc. will hold weekly support groupsgior women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships 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.
Social Security Administration Office hours are from 9 a.m. until
noon at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a Second Lan-
guage classes are held from 7 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group that will
meet starting at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for and ill family member is
welcome to join us. The group is facilitated by social workers and pro-
vides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, infor-
mation and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth
St. Free care for your loved ones is available at Dunklin Assisted Liv-
ing/Day Care at 407 N.W. Second Ave. For information call (863) 467-
2321.

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 becom-
ing a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what we are
all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (863) 467-9766.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center,
located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5
for members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or
Juana at471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour.
This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour. This is
an open speaker meeting.





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Courtesy photo/Charles Hart

Looking Back ...
Memorial Post #64 of the American Legion prepared to.depart for the National American Convention in Philadelphia, Pa.
in August of 1949. They will enter the city of Okeechobee's first city police car in the National American Legion Parade.
Left to right are: Alto Watford, Sr., Carlilse Thomas-Okeechobee city police chief, Alto 'Bubba' Watford, Jr., Salter Wat-
ford, Watson D'Agostino, Bob Alderman and Johnny Boromei. Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or
of Okeechobee citizens to share with our readers? Bring them by the Okeechobee News office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and
we can copy them while you wait.


Letter to the Editor


The autumn
of America
I cringe when I hear disparaging
remarks made about our Hispanic
population. America has a long his-
tory of not wanting to do its own
dirty work, starting with King Cot-
ton a few hundred years ago. I per-
sonally watched it happen in the
produce business in New York
State.
By the time I entered high
school the strawberries were being
harvested by imported labor from
Puerto Rico. The cherry and apple
industry built encampments to
house black migrant workers from
the southern states to attend the
harvest and even the canning of the
produce.
The white population became
blue and white collar workers, leav-
ing gaping holes in the work force
necessary to feed the masses and
then, you guessed it, the white peo-
ple sat around and complained
when some of the migrants saw a
better life and stayed. They compet-
ed for the jobs held by mostly
whites.
Enter Mexico into the equation.
A poor highly populated coun-
try of mostly Catholic persuasion -
therefore, by religious doctrine,
anti-birth control.
In the Forties we sent agrono-
mists to teach them better farming
techniques to feed a burgeoning
population. They planted high-yield
corn and vegetables and soon-there.
was no hunger. Soon it was possi-
ble to have a well-fed family of 10
and each of the children did the
same. They became hungry again
and cast an eye to the north the
promise land.
Don't ever blame these poor but
hard working people for migrating.
In many cases agriculture and
industry is the sponsor recruiters
so to speak.


Who is to blame?
Supposing you are 35 years old
with a family of six none, of
which, have ever seen a doctor. An
opportunity is presented and you
seize it. Overnight you have a job
and medical benefits. You want the
same for your brother so you send
for him, and so it goes.
The children of illegal aliens
born here are-U.S. citizens. Mexican
women along the border routinely
cross over at the first hint of a labor
pain. Don't blame her. Blame the
laws that allow it.
The end result is that because of
lax immigration laws and lack of
enforcement personnel America
has become constipated with
immigrants. An antiquated policy
that fit the country in 1895 is ill-
equipped to deal with the huddled
masses of 2005.
The last part of the equation is
the attorneys who fight, to the
death, against any appropriate laws
we may have. As always the ills of
America are directly attributable,
part and parcel, to a lawyer.
Face it! The good old U.S. of A. is
turning brown and there is nothing
to stop it. No panacea. No band-aid.
No tourniquet to stem the flow, and
no laxative to restore ourselves to
an earlier time.
The Mexican government once
welcomed the Anglos to settle in
Texas and New Mexico. They came
and they kept coming until they
became disenchanted with Mexi-
can benevolence and just took the
land away. The boundary was
moved from the Arkansas River to
the Rio Grande at the Treaty of
Guadalupe, and the great Spanish
land grant documentation mysteri-
ously burned in territorial court-
house fires.
As they say in today's vernacu-
lar: "Pay back is hell...but revenge is
sweet." Felize Cinco de Mayo.

Jim Shaffer


Community Events

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. 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 symp-
toms of vascular disease, and will be presented by Dr. Rene Loyola.
Dr. Loyola specializes in general and vascular surgery and is a mem-
ber 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 rela-
tions department at (863) 824-2702 to RSVP.

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 perform-
ance on March 30, at 7 p.m. For information, call the church at
(863)763-6869 or Linda Eyler at (863) 4958.

Church sponsors marriage seminars
The Everglades Baptist Church will be hosting a marriage enrich-
ment weekend April 1-3. Tickets are $10 for singles and $20 for cou-
ples. These fees cover the cost of the food. Seminar topics will
include: the Bible, sex, money, communication and problem-solv-
ing God's way. On April 1, the seminars will be from 6:30 until 9:30
p.m. and will be held at the Gathering, 1735 S.W 24th Ave. On April
2, the seminars will be held at the Gathering from 8:30 a.m. until 1
p.m., and will include a Continental breakfast. On April 3, the semi-
nar will be held at Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., from
8:30 until 11:30 a.m. Childcare will be provided. For information, call
(863) 467-5479.

FFA alumni plans fun shoot
The Okeechobee FFA alumni will hold its second annual sport-
ing clay fun shoot at Quail Creek Plantation on Saturday, April 2.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. The day includes 100 sporting clay tar-
gets, 14 shooting stations, steak lunch, awards and prize giveaways.
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. All money raised
benefits Okeechobee middle and high school FFA chapters. For
information, contact Daryl Boney at (863) 634-0642 or Jeff Sumner
at (863) 763-8999.



Crime Prevention Tip

All children under 13 years of age.must wear a life jacket
when boating.


Community Events

Free help with tax returns offered
AARP Taxaide is the nation's largest, free, volunteer run,
tax counseling preparation service. Their free service can
answer most of the tax issues faced by middle- to low-income
taxpayers, with special attention to taxpayers age 60 or older.
Your tax returns can be filed electronically. Taxaide will be
working now through April 15, on Mondays and Tuesdays
from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the American Legion Post #64, 501
S.E. Second St. You need to bring last year's tax return and the
necessary papers needed to file your 2004 tax return. Taxaide
does not prepare state income tax returns. For information
contact Margaret Burns, district coordinator instructor, at
(863) 357-2247.

Grace Christian Schools seek help
Grace Christian Schools need the help of the community
and are seeking tax deductible donations to help rebuild their
playground that was damaged during the hurricanes. For
more information, call Grace Christian Schools at (863) 763-
3072.

Red Cross needs instructors
' Have you saved a life today? Volunteer as an American Red
Cross Instructor and teach others the skills they need to save
lives. You can help the American Red Cross reach people in
your community with lifesaving training, including CPR, First
Aid, Automated External Defibrillation, and HIV/AIDS Preven-
tion. Contact the Okeechobee Branch of the American Red
Cross at (863) 763-2488 to find out more.

Church collecting for care packages
The Living Word of Faith Church of Okeechobee' <:,u 1(d like'
to invite the community to participate in a project for Opera-
tion Freedom Iraqi. The church will be sending care packages
to 20 servicemen in the Army stationed in Iraq. These soldiers
serving our country have requested items not only for them-
selves, but they also give items to the Iraqi children while on
patrol and visiting. We would like to invite the community to
help us with this project. For more information, contact Chair-
person Myra White at (863) 357-2975.

Historical mug and book on sale
The Okeechobee Historical Society now has mugs that
have an image of the old Okeechobee County Courthouse on
two sides of the mugs. You can purchase the cup with a paper
telling some of the history of the beautiful old building for $6.
These are available at the Chamber of Commerce. The Histor-
ical Society has reprinted the small booklet-entitled "Pictorial
History of Okeechobee County Florida" that sells for $4. It,
too, is available at the Chamber of Commerce. Both.are also
available at the Historical Museum, which is open each Thurs-
day from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. except for holidays.

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

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

Food pantry- reopens
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 312 N. Par-
rott Ave., is open again. It is located in the back parking lot.of
the church. The temporary gray box is stocked and ready for
anyone who needs food. All you need is an I.D. The hours of
operation are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m.
until noon.

My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking
for two to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or
days, Monday through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2
p.m. We are also looking for a volunteer to become the direc-
tor and a board member of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer
should communicate well with the public and should be able
to seek support from city and county officials, business execu-
tives and other organizations. Work days and hours are flexi-
ble. Call (863) 634-2306 for information.

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







The Okeechobee News, Monday, March 28, 2005 o


Tips on growing mangos, a taste of the tropics


By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
During a recent home visit, a
local homeowner showed off his
mango trees in full bloom. It
brought back memories of my old
Florida Yard in West Palm Beach
with two fifty-foot tall Hayden
mango trees. When we moved
north to this area, I considered
planting a mango, but decided
against it because the chance of a
freeze was too great.
In the meantime, many neigh-
.bors added mangos to their Flori-
da Yards. They are now producing
fruit three to five years after plant-
ing. With intensive lobbying from
my family, I finally decided to
plant a mango tree. With a little
help from University of Florida
extension specialist Jon Crane,
here is some basic information to
help you enjoy this taste of the
tropics.
Mangos originated in India and
Southeastern Asia, having been
grown there for thousands of
years. They were introduced into
Florida in the early 1800's. When
living in West Palm Beach, I
learned that a Captain Hayden
took some mangos from the
Elbridge Gale homestead one
block from my old house, threw
the pits in a compost pile in
Miami, where David Fairchild later
discovered the attributes of the
delicious I.ayden variety of
mango. The full story is available
upon request.
Despite the damage caused by
Hurricane Andrew, some com-
mercial mango production in
southern Florida remains. Home-
owners have found the. mango
easy to grow as a dooryard tree. A
noticeable draw back that must
be mentioned about the mango:
it is related to poison ivy, and
some people get the same kind of
skin rashes from mangos. The irri-
tating oils. are in the fruit's skin,
but if someone else peels the fruit,
a rash-serisitive-person can still
enjoy this queen fruit of the trop-
ics. .
. Mango trees could reach 100
feet tall, but it's doubtful.that they,
will exceed 30 feet where subject-
ed to periodic freezes; Give them
plenty.of room togrow, at least 30
feet: from other trees, and place
.them in areas that offer the great-
est protection from cold north-
western exposures. Their ever-
green foliage is quite attractive,
with, spear-tip shaped leaves
growing to lengths from 6 to 12.
inches long, and new leaves.
appearing pink to red in color.
Flowers form on the ends of.
the branches in the late fall, and
erupt into yellow to pink clusters


UNIVERSITY OF
FLORIDA

IFAS EXTENSION

from December to April. Because
of the timing of flowering, tender
young mangos have been known
to freeze, eliminating that year's
crop. Insects pollinate the flow-
ers, and fruit will mature between
May and September, depending
on the variety.

Mango Varieties
Mango fruit vary in shape
(from nearly round to oval), size
(from few ounces to more than
five pounds) and color (green,
yellow, red, orange, or purple)
depending upon the variety. The
smooth leathery skin surrounds
the pale-yellow to deep-orange
edible flesh of the fruit. They have
a single seed that is enclosed in a
woody husk.
There are two main types of
mango, the Indian and the
Indochinese. Indian types are
often highly colored fruit, but are
susceptible to a fungus disease
called anthracnose. This disease
can blacken the mango's skin and
cause the inside of the fruit to
break down. Most commercial
Florida varieties are Indian types.
Indochinese types often lack
attractive coloration, but they are
relatively resistant to anthracnose.
Florida varieties of this group are
not grown commercially, but they
are appreciated in home plant-
ings. There are other mangos
which do not fit in either of these
types. For example, the 'Turpen-
tine' mango, so-named for its dif-
ficult taste, is often used as the
rootstock for our grafted mango
trees.
Use of grafted trees is impor-
tant. Seedling trees may have
desirable traits, but are you will-
ing to wait for seven years to find
out? Grafted trees are clones of
desirable varieties, grown on the
roots of other mangos that can
handle our local conditions.
In the nursery, look for the tell-
tale "dog-leg" graft union 3 to 4
inches above the ground. Local
nurseries and garden centers
have limited numbers of grafted
mango trees available. Check
carefully to see if the variety is
named. A recent check revealed a
price range of $35 to $75 for graft-
ed trees in three to seven gallon
containers.
Local homeowners prefer dis-
ease resistant mangos with good
fruit production: Most would pre-
fer colorful fruit. Variety choices
that meet these criteria would


include Florigon, Saigon, Van
Dyke, Tommy Atkins, or Keitt. UF
offers a really nice poster showing
25 different Mango varieties.
My delicious old-time favorite,
the Hayden, doesn't make the list
because it is too susceptible to
disease and bears erratically from
one year to the next. If you want
to extend your picking season,
you can plant more than one tree
of different varieties, and have
mangos from May through Sep-
tember.

Growing
Mango Trees
Pruning of young trees is usu-
ally not necessary. Staking will be
helpful, especially if storms have
pushed young trees over. Irriga-
tion of newly planted trees and
during dry periods when fruit is
developing will greatly benefit
mango trees.
Young trees should start out
receiving one quarter pound of
fertilizer every two months during
the' first year, and gradually
increase the amount to one
pound. For mature trees, apply no
more than 20 to 35 pounds per
tree, split into two to four applica-
tions per year. Fertilizer mixtures
containing 6-6-6, 8-8-8, 10-10-10,
and 8-3-9 are appropriate. Mango
trees grown in sandy soils should
also receive micronutrients for the
first five years.
Mangos are relatively pest free,
but dooryard growers should be
on the lookout for some common
pests. The most important insect
pests on Florida mangos are
mites, scale insects and thrips.
These pests seldom limit fruit pro-
duction.
Common mango diseases
include anthracnose, powdery
mildew, alga spot, and verticilli-
um wilt. Anthracnose is the one to
worry about. Rather than put up
with premature fruit drop, black
rotting. spots on fruit, and rapid
decay of picked fruit, choose
mango varieties with resistance to
this disease. The alternative is to
keep a coating of approved fungi-
cides sprayed from the beginning
of flowering until the fruit are
about half size. Are you willing to
keep his up with this spray pro-
gram for two to three months?
Although mangos will ripen on
the tree, commercial fruit is con-
sidered mature when the shoul-
der of the fruit fills out and color
has begun to change from green
to yellow. Some people pick and
enjoy the fruit while still green,
using it in chutneys or even dous-
ing it with hot sauce. Mangos are
picked by hand or by using a long
picking pole. Mature fruits ripen


three to eight days after harvest.
The best temperatures for ripen-
ing mangos.are from 70 to 75
degrees F. In Florida, minimum
yields of 4 bushels (220 lbs) are
common from mature trees.
Our office can supply you with
copies of UF bulletins on Mangos
and they can be found on the UF
Extension publications website. If
you want to know how to use
your bumper crop of mangos/
you can ask family and consumer
science agent Debbie Clements
for assistance.
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee web page,
http://6keechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If
you need additional information
on mangos, please e-mail us at
okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or call
us at (863) 763-6469. Lotal resi-
dents can stop by our office at 458
Hwy 98 North in Okeechobee,
and visit our Okeechobee County
Master Gardeners on Tuesday
afternoons from 1 until 5 p.m. on
Tuesday afternoons.


Community Events

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

Hospice 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 Okeechobee Vol-
unteer House located at the corner of S.E. Fourth St. and Third
Avenue. All proceeds benefit patient care in Okeechobee.

Guardian ad Litem hosting program
As a part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the 19th
Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program will host a candle lighting cere-
mony for abused and neglected children on April 1'. The ceremony
will begin at noon, and will be held at the Okeechobee County
Courthouse near the flagpole. For information, call (772) 785-5804.


Courtesy photo
Celebrating Easter
On Thursday, March 24, the Buckhead Ridge Gator Gals, members of the Red Hat Club,.
celebrated Easter by taking Easter baskets, personally made by them, to the Senior Con-
nection Ladies. They had an Easter parade with songs and prizes for their homemade
decorated hats. Everyone had a great time.




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AIR CONDITIONING
Quality A/C & Heating
2800 S.W. 3rd Terr.
467-1545
10% OFF cost to repair any Central A/C
Okeechobee Air Conditioning
312 S.W. 2nd St.
763-8391
10% OFF cost to repair any Central A/C System
(Does not apply w/any other discount)
ALUMINUM GUTTERS
Barry's.Seamless Aluminum
Rain Gutters
202 N.E. Greenbriar Ave.
Port St. Lucie, FL
877-878-9682
10% OFF any services
ANTIQUES
Don's Down South Antiques
441 S.E. and 15A
763-2712
10% OFF any purchase
APPLIANCE SERVICE
McKenna's Appliance Repair.
Mobile Service 357-1019
10% OFF first service call
Advanced Appliances
Sales.& Service
128. S.E. Park St. 467-6037
10% Discount on Service & Sales
SART GALLERY
Absolutely Art Gallery
& Custom Framing
115 S.W. Park St.
357-1199
10% OFF storewide
AUTO
E&E Automotive Clinic Inc.
3585 Hwy. 441 N.,
763-2666
5% OFF on selected maintenance services
including tone-ups, oil services, etc.
BARRELS
Darrell's Barrell's
6420 Hwy. 98 N.
763-8727
10% OFF all barrel's
BEAUTY SALONS
Incredible Hair & Nails
2303 S. Parrott Ave.
357-2282
10% OFF any service
BEAUTY SUPPLIES
Trading Post Indoor Shops
AVON
3100 Hwy 441 S.
Free gift with any purchase
BOATS
Big 0 Boats
1000 N.W. 9th Street
763-8650
$500 OFF 166'" Twister Flats Boat
CLEANING
AA Honest Cleaning Service
P.O. Box 1784
467-6729
10% Discount
COMPUTER PARTS
T&D Computer Parts
6690 S.E. 88th Trail
467-1107
4% Discount on purchases $1,000 & under
8% Discount on purchases over $1,000


COMPUTER REPAIR
Smith's Custom Computers
405 W. S. Park Street
763-3940
10% off Sales & Service
(excluding Internet Service)
DRY CLEANING
Porter's Dry Cleaners
1700 S. Parrott Ave.
467-1799
10% Discount
ELECTRIC
Big Lake Electric, Inc.
208 S.W. 7th Ave.
357-2744
10% Discount On All Servole Repair Calls
FLIGHT TRAINING
Tradewinds Flight School, Inc.
2982 Aviation Way
Fort Pierce
561-460-7766
10% Flight Instruction, Air Craft Rental or Sight.
Seeing Tours
Introductory'flight $35.00. (Reg. $50)
GROCERY
Crazy Mary's Bent-n-Dent
927 W.S. Park Street
763-5515
5% Off Purchase
Trading Post Indoor Shops
Dent & Bent
3100 Hwy 441 S.
5% Discount
GUTTER SYSTEMS
JT's Guttering Systems
1677 S.W: 8TH ST.
763-7704
FURNITURE
Paula's Furniture
413 S.W. Park St.
357-6700
10% Discount
HEALTH FOOD
Nature's Pantry
417 W.S. Park St.
467-1243
10% OFF all purchase
MASSAGE THERAPY
Marilyn's Massage Center
2303 S. Pafrott Ave.
357-1116
Lic #NA3014122
10% OFF 1/2 hour
MIRRORS & VERTICALS .
Unique Mirrors & Verticals
302 S.W. 2nd Ave.
467-7372
10% OFF
NURSERY & LANDSCAPING
.Pelham Nursery
4333 Hwy. 441 S.E.
467-7415
10% OFF plants
PAWN SHOP
Elliotts Pawn Shop
419 W.S. Park St.
763-55553
10% OFF on all purchases


PHOTO DEVELOPING
Elliotts Quik Foto
& 1 Hour Film Developing
419 W.S. Park St.
763-5553
.10% OFF film processing
PLUMBING
Lonnie Price Plumbing
4523 S.E. 30th St.
763-5959
10% Discount on Hourly Labor
PRESSURE CLEANING
Big Lake Pressure Cleaning
4459 S.E. 21st Ct.
357-2773
10% OFF on all pressure cleaning and painting
REPAIRS
Ray's Repair Service
4341 S.W. 99th Drive
(863) 467-4561
Discount: $5.00 off a $30.00 service call.
RESTAURANTS
Angus Restaurant
& Club Angus
2054 Hwy. 70 W.
763-2040
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Have fun at the Okeechobee



EU.N. WaterFest, April 2,3


Poster winners
These first graders at Central Elementary School were winners in the cafeteria poster
contest. They are: (left to right, first row) Katelan Bozeman, Autum Perry, Elizabeth John-
son, Aubrie Reister, (second row) Sofia Medrano, Makayla Connolly, Marc Rivas, and
Dustin Lowe. Students drew posters emphasizing the importance of cafeteria breakfasts.


Families Understanding
Nature (F.U.N) is the theme for
the first Okeechobee County
WaterFest 2005 on Saturday and
Sunday, April 2 and 3; at the
Okee-Tantie Campground and
Marina, located at the mouth of
the Kissimmee River and Lake
Okeechobee off of SR 78 in Okee-
chobee County.
More than 5,000 people are
expected to attend this two-day
water education festival with live-
ly entertainment and interactive
displays. The event is being co-
hosted by the South Florida Water
Management District, Okee-
Tantie Campground and Marina
and the Okeechobee County
Tourist Development Council.
Saturday's special activities
include a bass fishing tournament


and classic country music con-
cert. On Sunday, the Porchdogs
will begin the day with Cajun,
country and Blue Grass music,
followed by a Casting Kids contest
sponsored by BassMasters. At 3
p.m., on Sunday, Earthman and
The Planet Earth Project H20
Concert Tour will perform fol-
lowed by karaoke and live Gospel
music. Sporting demonstrations
and Florida historical demonstra-
tions and storytelling will be pro-
vided throughout the day on both
Saturday and Sunday.
Pontoon boat rides on Flori-
da's largest lake, Lake Okee-
chobee, will be available. Young
people and their families can par-
ticipate in hands-on investiga-
tions and activities designed to
highlight water conservation and


general water resource educa-
tion.
Community group booths,
arts, food booths, a bounce
house for the little ones, water
slide and a number of other
entertaining booths will entertain
attendees. We hope that you will
join us in celebrating water con-
servation education in this F.U.N.
dynamic atmosphere and learn
more about the water resources,
other environmental challenges
and how everyone is working
together to resolve issues.
The WaterFest will be open
from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. each
day. Please phone the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict's Okeechobee Service Cen-
ter for more information at 863-
462-5260.


Indian River Community College offers summer camps


Academies for Emerging
Technologies Camp
Address: 3209 Virginia
Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981-
5596
This free camp will provide
high school juniors, seniors, and
graduates from the Class of 2005
an opportunity to explore the
emerging technologies that will
shape the careers of the future!
New this summer, the Academy
of Emerging Technologies has
been created to provide a week-
long encounter exploring digital
media, video production, 2D &
3D animation, photonics,
automation, and more.
Dates and times of camp:
Session 1 July 11 through
July 14,8 a.m. until noon
Session 2 July 18 through
July 21,8 a.m. until noon
Ages: For upcoming high
school juniors, seniors, and grad-
uates of 2005
Cost: Free, space limited to 24
students each session. Interested
students need to request a Sum-
mer Academy application.
Contact: Eileen Storck, IRCC
Program Coordinator, at (772)
462-7549.
Camp Operation 2005 For
future health professionals
Address: 3209 Virginia
Avenue, .Fort Pierce, FL 34981-
5596
This free camp will provide
high school juniors and seniors
an opportunity to explore careers
in the health sciences through
field trips,. hands-on activities,
and interactive exercises.
Dates and times of camp:
July 11 through July 22
Ages: For high school juniors
and seniors'
Cost: Free, space limited to-24
campers
Contact: Eileen Storck, IRCC
Health Science Division, at (772)
462-7549.
Step Ahead to Success Sum-
mer Youth Leadership Institute
Address: 3209 Virginia


Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981-
5596
.Description: This is a summer
program for youth which will
provide college credit courses,
work experience, and recreation-
al activities. Based on perform-
ance criteria established for the
program, students may be eligi-
ble to receive stipends and the
President's Challenge Scholar-
ship to attend IRCC.
Dates and times of camp:
June 22 through July 29, M-F,
8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., registration
deadline is May 10, 2005.
Ages: Students 16 and up
residing in the four-county area
with a 3.0 GPA or above.
Cost: TBA- Cost will include
tuition and lab fees, camp shirts,
student bus transportation (pick
up. and return) in all four coun-
ties, lunch, materials and sup-
plies, field trips, student accident
insurance, and stipends (where
appropriate).
Contact: Andre Hawkins, IRCC
dean of special programs, (772)
462-7655 or Frank Harber, pro-
gram director, (772) 462-7659.
Expanding Horizons Summer
Youth Camp
Address: 3209 Virginia
Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981-
5596
This six-week summer camp
will provide students between
the ages of 14 to 16, who reside in
the four-county area, a compre-
hensive career exploration and
academic preparation program.
Students may earn
stipends/incentives based upon
their behavior and classroom per-
formance, U.S. Savings Bonds,
and the possibility of receiving a
President's Challenge Scholar-
ship to attend IRCC for two years.
Dates and times:
June 22 through July 29, M-F,
8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., registration
deadline is May 10,.2005.
Ages: Students 14 to 16 years
of age residing in the four-county
area


Cost: TBA Cost will include
tuition and lab fees, camp shirts,
student bus transportation (pick
up and return) in all four coun-
ties, lunch, materials and sup-
plies, field trips, student accident
insurance, and stipends (where
appropriate).
Contact: Andre Hawkins, IRCC
dean of special programs, (772)
462-7655 or Frank Harber, pro-
gram director, (772) 462-7659.
Band Camp
Address: 3209 Virginia
Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981-
5596
Students must have success-
fully completed the 6th, 7th or 8th
grade and have been involved in
a school's band program to be
eligible. The camp will develop
performance techniques, individ-
ual fundamentals, and music
appreciation.
. Dates and times: June 13
through June 17, 9 a.m. until 2:30
p.m.
Ages: For middle school stu-
dents
Cost: $70 for five days
Registration deadline: Those
who register before June will
receive a $5 discount.
Contact: Dr. John K. Southall,
IRCC director of instrumental
music and camp coordinator, at'
(772) 462-7695.
Choral Camp
Address: 3209 Virginia
Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34984-
5596
Campers will focus on music
rehearsal and will also participate
in group instruction in music
reading, fundamentals of theory,
choreography, and vocal produc-
tion culminating in a public per-
formance.
Dates and times: June 13
through June 16, 9 a.m. until 3
p.m., with a public performance
on June 16 at 6 p.m.
Ages: For students who have
successfully completed the 6th,
7th, 8th, or 9th grade.
Cost: $65 per student


Registration: A five-minute
audition is mandatory on Satur-
day, June 11, from 10 a.m. until 1
p.m. in the chorus room at the
McAlpin Fine Arts Complex.
Contact: Call Rebecca Staley,
IRCC Production Manager, at
(772) 462-7695 to schedule an
appointment for the audition.
Fine Arts Summer Camp
Address: 3209 Virginia
Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981-
5596
The camp will include dance,
drama, art and music. It will meet
daily in the Wynne Black Box
Theatre, IRCC Main Campus.
Each student will need to bring a
lunch. Snack will be provided.
Dates and times: June 6
through June 10 and June 13
through June 17, 9 a.m. until 4:30
p.m.
Ages: For middle school stu-
dents
Cost: $125 per week
Registration deadline: Regis-
tration begins on April 4, 2005.
Contact: Becky Staley, IRCC
Production Manager, at (772)
462-7695.
Aqua Sports Camp
Address: 3209 Virginia
Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981-
5596
Swimming,. diving, trampo-
line, and aquatic games this sum-
m er. ,. .. .
Dates and times:
Session 1: June 6 through
June 10, 8:45 a.m. until noon
Session 2: June 27 through
July 1,8':45 a.m. until noon
Session 3: July 11 through July
15,8:45 a.m. until noon
Ages: 6 through 12
Cost: $80 per week
Contact: Donnie Torres, IRCC
Swimming Coach, at (772) 462-
7765
Basketball Camps
Address: 3209 Virginia
Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981-
5596
Campers will improve their
shooting, passing, dribbling,


defense, footwork, rebounding,
jumping, screening, and team-
work. They will also study game
situation on film. One hour of
each day will be set aside for
campers to take part in swim-
ming pool or informal basketball
activities.
Dates and times:
Boys Camp No.1 will meet
June 20 through June 25, 8:30
a.m. until 1 p.m. forages 6-12 and
from 1 to 5:30 p.m. forages 12-18.
Boys Camp No. 2 will meet
July 25 through July 30, 8:30 a.m.
until 1 p.m. for ages 6-12 and
from 1 until 5:30 p.m. for ages 12-
18.
Girls Camp No. 1 will meet
June 13 through June 18, 8:30
a.m. until 1 p.m.
Girls Camp No. 2 will meet
July 18 through July 23, 8:30 a.m.
until 1 p.m.
Ages: Morning camps are
designed for boys ages 6 to 12,
and afternoon camps are for boys
ages 12 through 18. Girl campers
should be between the ages of 6
and 18.
Cost: $75 per person
Contact: Mike Leatherwood,
IRCC men's basketball coach,
(772) 462-7766 or
Glenda Montgomery, IRCC
women's basketball coach, (772)
462-7762
Swimming Camps
Address: 3209 Virginia
Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981-
5596
Description: Campers will
receive daily instruction in basic
swimming skills. Great care is
taken to assure that each camper
learns the fundamentals of basic
strokes, and the coaches will
spend time on each aspect of the
sport according to the skill level
of the participants.
Dates and times: Session
times are: 9:10 a.m. until 9:40
a.m., 9:50 until 10:20 a.m., 10:30
until 11 a.m., 11:10 until 11:40
a.m., 5:30 until 6 p.m., and 6:10
until 6:40 p.m.


Session I Swim Camp will
meet May 9 through May 19.
Session II Swim Camp will
meet May 23 through June 2.
Session III Swim Camp will
meet June 6 through'June 16.
Session IV Swim Camp will
meet June 20 through June 30.
Session V Swim Camp will
meet July 5 through July 14.
Session VI .Swim Camp will
meet July 18 through July 28.
Ages: 3 through 10
Cost: $45 per session, Monday
through Thursday for 2 weeks.
Parent/Tot Swim classes will
. also be offered for ages 6 months
to 3 years. A parent must be in the
water with the child during the
session. The Parent/Tot Swim
classes will meet from 10:30 until
11 a.m. during Sessions I-VII and
from 5:30 until 6 p.m. during Ses-
sions IV, V, and VI.
Registration: Application is
required no later than 10 a.m. the
Friday prior to the session's start
date.
Contact: Scott Kimmelman,
IRCC swim camp director, (772)
462-7618.
Volleyball Camps
Address: 3209 Virginia
Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981-
5596
Summer volleyball camps.
Date and time:
Volleyball Skills Camp I: Will.
meet on June 6.through June 9,
ages 8-14 from 9 a.m. until noon
and ages 15-18 from I until p.m.
Cost is $65..
Volleyball Skills Camp II: Will
meet on June 27 through June
30, ages 8-14 from 9 a.m. until
noon and ages 15-18 from I until
4 p.m. Cost is $65.
Volleyball Skills Camp Ill: Will
meet on August 1 through August
4, ages 12-18 from 6 until 9 p.m.
Cost is $65.
Ages: For students of various
ages and skill level.
Contact: Ron Jacobs, IRCC
head volleyball coach, (772) 462-
7763.


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Brahmans drop make-up


game with Sharks, 8-4


The Sebastian River Sharks
came to Brahman Field for a
make-up game with the Brah-
mans and returned to Sebastian
with an 8-4 victory under their
belts.
The game had originally
been scheduled for Tuesday,
March 22, but was rained out.
Because it was a conference
game, it was rescheduled for
this past Saturday afternoon.
It looked like the game could
have again been rained out
shortly after the two teams
began to play Saturday after-
noon when thunder rolled
through the area causing a rain
.time-out.
As the teams 'again took to


the field to resume play, the
Sharks took little time in bring-
ing home their unearned run
due to Brahman errors. The
score remained 1-0 until the top
of the third inning when Sharks
scored two more runs to put
them ahead 3-0. .
The Brahmans remained
scoreless until the bottom of
the fourth inning when they
turned the tables on the Sharks
when Brahman Chris Cyr
crossed the plate courtesy of a
shark error. Myke Davidson
then raced home on a base hit
by Devon Venables to bring the
Brahmans within one run of the
Sharks.
With the score at 3-2 the


Sharks scored another, four
runs in the fifth inning to push
themselves ahead 7-2.
In the bottom of the fifth,
Mike Wise doubled on an error
by the Shark first baseman.
Davidson's base hit brought
Wise home to put the score at
7-3.
The score remained 7-3 until.
the top of the seventh when the
Sharks brought another run in.
The game ended at 8-3 in
favor of the Sharks.
The Brahmans will be on the
road for the next five games.
They will return to Brahman
Field on April 15 to meet the
Suncoast Chargers. Game time
is scheduled for 7 p.m.


Siart pricinoLorna Jablonski
Brahman pitcher Blake Marsocci hurls one to Mike Wise at the Saturday afternoon make-
up game with the Sebastian River Sharks.


* Hall and King win teen bass tourney


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Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Speck fishing
Kara Kershaw of Palm Beach Gardens tried her luck at
speck fishing Saturday morning at the Okee-Tantie Marina.


Staff photos/Lorna Jablonski
Dusty Hall pulled in five fish weighing a total of 8.54 Ibs. to
take first place in the 11-14 year old division of the local
youth bass tourney held Saturday at Okee-Tantie Marina.


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Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Youth bass tourney
Matthew Morgan brought in two bass weighing 1.90 Ibs.
at Saturday's youth bass tournament at Okee-Tantie. He
is a member of a new teen bass club in Okeechobee.


Sports briefs


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-refund-
able. 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 sport-
ing clay fun shoot at Quail Creek
Plantation 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
giveaways.
The cost for a single shooter is
$60; station sponsorships are
available for $100; a four-person
team with station sponsor is $325;
lunch only is available for non-
shooters for $10.
For information, contact Daryl
Boney at (863) 634-0642 or Jeff
Sumner at (863) 763-8999.


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Thirty-three teens took to the
water at safe light to participate in
their club tournament. Dusty Hall
of West Palm Beach brought 8.54
lbs. of Okeechobee largemouths
to the scale to capture first place
in the 11-14 year old division of
the tourney.

O.G. & C.C.
weekly results

PI.G.S. League.
March 15: First place Bob
Knapp. Second place Karen
Syjud. Last place Bob Bain.
Closest to pin: (No. 2) Russ
Adams Sr., (No. 8) Verlie Moore,
(No. 11) Russ Adams Sr. and
(No. 17) Bill Beaton.
March 22: First place Bob
Knapp. Second place Kenhy
Curran. Last place Ida Curtis.
Closest to pin: (No. 2) Russ
Adams Sr., (No. 8) Jack Ford,
(No. 11) Kenny Curran and (No.
17) No one.
March 23: First place Verlie
Moore. Second place Joe
Albrechta. Last place J.W.
Cain. Closest to pin: (No. 2)
George Guydosh, (No. 8) John
Moore, (No. 11) Harry White
and (No. 17) Harry Simons.
March 25: First place John
Moore. Second place Verlie
Moore. Last place Randy
Ketcherside. Closest to pin: (No.
2) Russ Adams Sr., (No. 8)
George Guydosh, (No. 11) Russ
Adams Sr. and (No. 17) Kenny
Curran.
Kenny Curran had a nice
round of 68.


Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Teen bass club
Members of a local youth bass fishing club and their boat captains get together follow-
ing a tournament they had Saturday at the Okee-Tantie Marina.


John Talbot took second place
honors with 7.07 lbs. of fish as
well as big fish honors with a 6.25
lb. beauty.
In the 15-18 year old division,
Calvin King took home first place
honors with 6.98 lbs. of bass. Kyle
Schoonmaker took second place
with 3.31 lbs. Sdhoonmaker also
took the big fish of the day honor
in his division with a 2.02 lb. bass.


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John Talbot pulled in the big fish of the day in the 11-14 year
old division of a local youth bass club tournament this past
weekend. His big fish weighed in at 6.25 lbs.


These young anglers are all
members of new youth''bass
club being sponsored by Charlie
Hays, youth director of the Florida


B.A.S.S. Chapter Federation. For
'further information on this club
or its tournaments, contact Ms.
Hays at (863) 763-2332.


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8 The Okeechobee News, Monday, March 28,2005


At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, March
25, through Thursday, March 31,
are as follows:
Theatre I "Robots" (PG) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Satur-
day and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Thes-
day, Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7and9 p.m.
Theatre II "Miss Congeniality 2"
(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.
Theatre Ill "Guess Who" (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 cit-
izens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Foster parents
desperately needed
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to provide
foster children a normal family
life with nutritious meals, good
daily care and a stimulating envi-
ronment. Foster parents may be
married, divorced or single. Their
most important characteristic is
that they are caring individuals
who understand the problems
and needs of foster children.
Please contact Karissa Richards
at 1-800-403-9311.
C.G. Auxiliary is -


active in community
Since its creation.by Congress
in 1939, the U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary has served as the civil-
ian, non-military component of
the Coast Guard. Today, the
33,000 volunteer men and
women of. the U.S. Coast Guard i
Auxiliary are active on the water-
ways and classrooms in over
2,000 cities and towns across the
nation. Each year, Auxiliarists d
(folks just like you) save almost
500 lives, assist some. 15,000 r "'
boaters in distress, conduct more
the 150,000 courtesy safety 0
examinations of recreation ves- .
sels and teach over 500,000 stu-
dents in boating and water safety
courses. The results of these
efforts save taxpayers hundreds
of millions of dollars every year.
For more information call (863)
467-3085. t


EYDC needs
volunteers
Volunteers do make a differ-
ence. This statement is proven
daily by hundreds of private citi-
zens who, as volunteers, enter
juvenile justice programs
throughout the state. The Eckerd
Youth Development .Center
(EYDC) needs you to share your
skills or special talents in making
a difference in the lives of trou-
bled youth. Volunteers are need-
ed as tutors, translators, arts and
crafts instructors, mentors, job
preparation and search instruc-
tors, recreation aides and assis-'
tance in developing a youth
choir. Wouldn't you like to make
a difference? If so, please contact
Rick Hargraves at EYDC, 7200
U.S. Hwy. 441 N., Okeechobee,
Fl. 34972. (863) 763-2174, ext.
234.
Read library
books online
The Okeechobee County Pub-
lic Library has announced a new
service for those patrons with, e-
mail accounts. You can join the
Chapter-A-Day Online Book Club
sponsored by the Friends of the
Okeechobee County Library. All
you need to do is visit the
library's web page at
www.heartlineweb.org/oke and
choose the link to the Online
Book Club. Simply follow the
directions on the page. You will
start receiving chapters from
popular books in your daily e-
mail. After you have read two or
three chapters from a book, you
will begin receiving chapters
from a new one. Each Monday
you will start a new book. There
is no charge for this service. You
don't even need a library card.
All you need is an e-mail address
and five minutes a day to sample
the wonderful world of reading
Subsidized childcare
enrollment under way
The Okeechobee County
School Readiness Coalition is
currently enrolling eligible chil-
dren into subsidized childcare.
The program is currently serving
children age birth to kinder-
garten age. Both parents must be
working or attending some type
of school or training. There is an
income limit based on family
size. Please call 1-(866).273-6340
to be placed on the waiting list.


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BORDER COLLIE- vic of
Okeechobee County West,
call (863)467-7164 leave
,message.

FOUND: American Bull-
dog/Curr. Call to de-
scribe.. (863)357-
3225
LAB MIX- found in Platts
Bluff, Sunday 3/13, male,
approx 10 mos old, white
(863)634-5559.

CHIHUAHUA Black w/
brown face, small. Lost
near the hospital. 863-
357-3564.

CHURCH PEWS- 4, very
nice, with mistle rack and
kneelers, 15ft long, Must
haul. (863)763-7613.
Free 1988 Dbl Wide Mobile
Home. Hurricane dam-
aged. Hauled at your ex-
pense. (863)447-1057.


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(863)677-1407.
POT BELLY PIGS
9 weeks old.
Free to good homes.
(863)467-4935.

Tall Guy secure, 60, to meet
attractive gal or friends for
dining, fishing, traveling,
etc. Call 863-946-3123
White Male Mid 60's,
New to area. Looking for
a Female Companion
863-801-1558.

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Employment
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
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ACCEPTING
APPLICATIONS
NIGHT WATCHMAN
STAMPA FARMS
19200 SW Warfield Blvd
Indiantown, Florida
(772)597-2000
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A/C COMPANY looking for
Service Tech./Installer
w/min. 5 yrs. exp. Good
Spay, company truck,
benefits, 401k. DFW.
863-763-8391

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energetic, self-motivated FULL TIME circulation
assistant.
The right applicant must have:
Class D CDL
Cash Handling Experience
References
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Benefits Package
Generous time off program
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- BUSY RENTAL COMPANY SEEKING ASSISTANT MANAGER
IMust be positive, energetic and self-motivated.
Some computer skills preferred. Mechanical skills a plus.
S People skills a must! Will train right person.
App In person to Taylor mental, A611 US HIw. 27 S, Sebring, FL 33810
or4-mnallresumbltotrental@aarthllnklnet,
or, apply In person to:Taylor Rental, 523N. Hwy. 98,1Okeechobee,Fl34172


BIG LAKE
ROOFING
Is looking for roofers with experience
in metal, shingles, built up or com-
mercial roofing.
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*Quick Advancement
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#1 Roofing Specialist Team.


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863-763-7663


Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442


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The Okeechobee News is seeking full
time, General Assigned Reporter.
The right applicant will:
Have computer skills
Be organized
Be able to handle pressure
Be a self-managed individual
Be able to handle different duties
Be abfe-to work flexible hours.
Knowledge in computer programs:
Microsoft Word
Adobe Photoshop
(Preferred but will train)
The Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment
where employees are trusted
and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Life and Disability Insurance
401(K) Retirement Plan
Generous time off program
The Okeechobee News
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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 "arndnirtring and aver-
age mathematical skills. Apply to the Okeechobee Utili-
ty Authority Office, 100 S.W. 5th. Avenue, Okee, Fl
34974. Applications will be accepted until positions is
filled. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER (M/F/V/D)
DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE


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


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


BP TECHNOLOGY Inc.
Is looking for help on 2nd
shift for a full time, forklift
driver/security person Call
(863)357-6663
to fill out an application.

CASHIERS- DELI CLERKS
Town Star Food Stores
FT/PT hours available
Please apply in person
Posey Corner
12800 Hwy 70E
Okeechobee
or call (863)467-6041
CASHIERS-Town Star Food
Stores FT/PT hrs avail.
please apply in person
2398 SR 70/Eagle Bay
Drive, Okeechobee. Or Call
863-467-4320.

Servers, Cooks & Buffet
W o r k e r s .' ,
1111 S ParrottAve.
The Clock Restaurant

COOKS & SERVERS
DISHWASHERS
Apply in person
after 11 am.
Brahma Bull Restaurant
2405 Hwy 441 SE.
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
DRIVER, CASHIER
OR ATTENDANT
Competitive pay, benefits
and mileage reimburse-
ment. Will train responsi-
ble person. Apply at Ft.
Drum Citgo, mm 184, Fl.,
Turnpike (863)763-9383
DFWP.
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
GENERAL LABOR NEEDED
Asphalt workers, Concrete
finishers, Brick paver
setters, for work in
Vermont for season until
12/01/05. (802)862-6383.
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.
MECHANIC/Helper wanted
Salary negotiable: Based
on experience and tools
(863)357-2150
MILL WORKERS
Needed 2nd Shift, Benefits
Available, Apply at Syfrett
Feed Company, 3079 NW
8th Street, Okeechobee
(863)763-5586


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$26,000.00/YR. TO START


*NOW HIRING*

Assistant Managers to train at the Okeechobee
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.

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

FAX RESUME TO 467-2402


$26,000.00/YR. TO START


*NOW HIRING*

Assistant Managers to train at the Okeechobee
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.

By starting in this 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
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has given so many professionals and
enterpreneurs a foundation in this industry.

FAX RESUME TO 467-2402


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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


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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



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


Online Job Offer eBay
Workers Needed. Come
Work with us online.
$$$$$ WEEKLY Use your
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No experience necessary.
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 415
Instruction 4120
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services 4.35


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 (8631465-1124


COASTAL CLEANING
Homes, Offices,
Carpets, Windows
Commercial Clean Up
Licensed & Bonded
Call 863-467-0380



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






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.



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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 54.5
Carpets.-Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins 'Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer 'Video 560
Crafts Supplies 585
Cruises 590(
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment-
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 350
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies
Equipment 665
Pets Supplies.
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools 8 Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television.'Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys 8 Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740



AIR CONDITONER- '94, 31/
ton, heat and cool, good
shape, $300. (863)763-
4365.
AIR CONDITIONER: 05 3
Ton Package Unit w/Heat.
Never installed. $1150.
(954)309-8659
AIR CONDITONER- '94, 31 V
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


HALL TREE- orig finish, oak,
1920's, mirror, bench
Seat, umbrella stand, $375
(863)467-9413.


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


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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- Sears, al-
most new, w/ice,maker,
white, 5' tall, $250,
(863)763-4746.
REFRIGERATOR Side-by-
side w/ice 21 cu' Sm up-
right Freezer & Elec Stove
$500 863-763-1919.
REFRIGERATOR, Hotpoint
side by side w/ice & water
in door, $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



BICYCLE, BMX type, boys,
16 inch, all chrome, like
new condition, $25.
(863)763-6757
MEN BICYCLE
3 speed, Good
condition. $25.
(863)763-7802.



PAPERBACK BOOKS- 2
shopping bags full, $20 for
all will separate.
(863)467-0924.



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

SENCO ROOFING Coil Nailer
scv4 or 3 box 1% roof
nails used for 12sq. $350
neg (863)763-3679



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.
BEDROOM SUITE girls
5pcs. Antique white stain
w/pink floral design $400
(863)983-7775
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.
DINETTE TABLE w/6 chairs
$175 (863)763-5792 Iv.
message

Dining Room Set, oak table,
2 leafs, 6 chairs, matching
hutch, solid wood, $500.
(863)634-6586
DROP LEAF OAK TABLE,
Antique, 4 chairs, excellent
condition, $300.863-634-
6586.
DR TABLE W/4 CHAIRS-
solid Wood, 1940's,, good
cond, $200 neg.
(863)357-2233.
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
GLIDER CHAIR- 2 seat,
needs cushions, $10.
(863)763-1997.

HEADBOARD Wood full size
$25 (863)763-8085




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


MEDICAL ASSISTANT
NEEDED P/T On Surgical
Premises. Exp. Req. Fax
resume: 772-283-4919.

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BARTENDER,
COOK & Cleaning
Part time, Call for interview
(863)763-2250

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

PALM BEACH POST
NEWSPAPER CARRIERS
Needed for Okeechobee
Area Call Mike- @
1-800-932-2489 ext. 3583
Leave Message

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


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SALES
CONSULTANT
Like to make a differ-
ence in a child's life?
Make $60-80K com-
missions helping en-
uretics? All the ap-
pointments you can
handle. Travel and,
communications
skills required. 1-
800-477-2233.


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 31



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that is illegal or consid-
ered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable
value, such as promises
of guaranteed income
from work-at-home pro-
grams if it sounds too
good to be true, chances
are that it is. If you have
questions or doubts
about any ad on these
pages, we advise that be-
fore responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at 772-.
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complaints.
Some 800 and 900 tele-
phone numbers may re-
quire an extra charge, as
well as long distance toll
costs. We will do our best
to alert our reader of
these charges in the ads,
but occasionally we may
not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


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


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TV CABINET 6'Hx
30"Wx18"D holds 19"
Wood $75 (863)763-
5792
WROUGHT IRON BED
queen size have photo for
e-mail on request $200
(863)983-7775



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


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



MASSAGE TABLE- with
professional power mas-
sager, $250 or will separ-
ate. (863)357-2233.



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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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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ORGAN, Lowery, Big Holi-
day 1st, Must See!. $300.
(863)610-0521 ask for
avid.



Baby.-Bunnies for Easter,
different colors to choose
from; '$5.(863)357-1035

BEAGLE, CKC Registered.
First shots. Vet. certified.
Ready to go! $375.
(863)634-2424.
BLK. LABS AKC 2-M Par-
ents hold Jr Test Title
Ready to go 4/1/05 $600
(772)528-8564
EASTER BUNNIES
(10), $100. Will
separate. 863-673-1364
or 863-673-0476.
JACK RUSSEL female
shots & wormed 8
wks. old $250
(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



SPA/HOT TUB COVER,
76x76 & Water heater, GE,
40 gal. $125 for all, will
sep. 561-723-6753 Cell
SPA, VITA, 4 Person, Needs
new water pump. $500. &
Go cart for free. (863)447-
3560



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



FISHING ROD RACK-
round, hold 6 rods, asking
$15. (863)763-1997.


PRINCESS TOWER BED-
with slide, from Rooms to
Go, paid $599 asking
$250. (863)824-0095.
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









The Okeechobee News, Monday, March 28, 2005 11


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
Livestock 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.



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 MOWER, Dixon ZTR,
11hp Briggs & Stratton,
well maintained, $600.
(863)517-1177
LAWN TRACTOR- Murray
wide body, 12.5HP BS,
42" cut, dual blades, $500
neg. (863)634-8608.
RIDING MOWER, Sears
Craftsman, 18 hp, 44" Cut,
6 spd. $450 1863)674-
0467
RIDING MOWER, Snapper,
8 hp w/mulching deck.
$350. (863)467-9054

WALKING TRACTOR, Sim-
plicity, rotary, sickle bar,
plow, $850. 863-674-
0790


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.

Okeechobee, 2BR/2BA on
water, $900 mo., 1st, last
& sec., ref's req'd.
(863)697-3249


EXECUTIVE HOME:
3 Bdrm., 2 Ba., Excellent
neighborhood. No pets.
(863)634-1554 after 5:30p


FURNISHED COTTAGE-
2br, 1 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 441N.,
close to hospital, For
information 467-0831.


Real Estate



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 Safe 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 Pro perty1080



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


WATERFRONT
2Bd/2Ba in Taylor Creek Isles for Rent
$1,200 a month. First, last and $600 security.
No pets please!!
PIPPIN PROPERTIES REALTY
Ask for Christy, 763-3566


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


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



Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
1-800-466-1930
www.jacobsonauction.com
AB111 AU237



MOBILE WORKSHOP
14x52, zoned for workshop
in Glades Co. wired 220.
$2,000 neg 352-754-8514


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020



Lot 1/2 Acre
Double Wide 2005 3/2.
Never lived in, 715 NE
80th Ave, Okeechobee,
$125,000 Call Jack
561-635-3440



GLOBE 1973,33 Ft., Lg. FL.
Rm., 1/1, 4 Acres. Adult
Park, lot 60 by Taylor Crk.
$5000 neg. 772-569-5573

PARK TRAILER 30', Rent to
own, Waterfront. Lg. Fla.
Rm. Furnished. $4800.
(865)924-9228

-Park Trailer. 32' W/FI/rm,
C/A, Sm. Adult Park. Fum.
5940 HWY 441 SE lot 12
$12k 863-467-8830
How do you find a job in to-
day's competitive mar-
ket? In the employment
section of the classi-
fieds.


Recreation



Boats .05
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marino Accessories 3020
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
FIBERGLASS LUND 17' w/
tri 140HP I/O Exc. cond.
$1500 (863)467-6876

Glasstream, '86,
inboard, outboard, 16 ft.,
$2500 or best offer.
(863)634-7108
House Boat '01
2 story 2BR/1BA 40'x16'
Scr.Porch Furn. Moore
Haven RV Resort Marina
$85,000 call for photos &
info. (863)946-0484.

KAYAK-Aquaterra Prism, sit
on top, 14'1"x 26", to
many features to list,
$350,(863)612-1044.
OMEGA 24" Cabin huli pro-
ject boat w/tandem axle
boat $600 (863)697-
6812
OZARK '86 Fiberglass V-
bottom w/75 HP Mariner
PTT-tri. Very, Very, Low
Hrs. Must see good cond.
$3,500 neg (863)467-
* 0136

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PROLINE 153- 15'3", runs
good, 70HP Johnson, trlr,
lots of gear, $500 neg.
(305)304-5723.
RANGER CHEROKEE BASS
BOAT, '95- 90hp, fully
equipped, Ranger Trailer,
excellent condition, $6500
So. Bay, Fla (561)213-
6103.

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

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


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FORD VAN '82,
V-8, 3 spd on the floor.
SGood 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

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


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


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



TRAVEL TRAILER, 22 Ft.
Nice shape. Must see!
$550 863-610-0064 Call
after 6 pm.



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

OUTBOARD MOTOR- Mer-
cury 125HP, 2002, Mere.
Warranty until 8/08,
$4000, (954)553-5140.

OUTBOARD MOTOR- Mer-
cury 9.8, runs good, ask-
ing $400 or best of-
fer,(863)673-1574.


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

KAWASAKI '77 750 Black &
Wine, AM/Fm Cassette &
leather Saddle bag $1500
neg (863)452-6561


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


Pioneer, '05, 30', loaded w/
slide out, in Okee, like
new, $13,500. Moving
Must sell (754)581-4948

Time to clean out the attic
basement and/or garage?
Advertise your yard sale in
theo classified and make
your clean up a breeze!


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Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility -1055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
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.
CHEVY EL CAMINO, '87,
Must See! $600 or best of-
fer. (863)610-0521

ELCAMINO CHEVY '83 runs
good $1000 or best offer
(863)763-5817 after 5pm

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

LINCOLN TOWNCAR '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.
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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,
$6000. (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



FORD BRONCO, '87- 4x4,
5.81t, body in good shape,
runs but needs work,
$2500 (863)634-4338.


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
The Partnership is soliciting propo-
sals for Monitoring & Reprting
Services. A copy of the RFP may
be accessed through the Internet at
www.tciobs.orQ, or a copy may be
picked up at the Board's Adminis-
trative Offices at 9350 S. U.S. #1,
City Center, Port St. Lucie between
the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30
p.m., Monday through Friday. Bids
are due by 4:30 p.m. April 22,
2005.
563648 ON 3/28/05


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 or 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.

MOTOR & TRANS- 4.3,
manual trans, 5 spd over-
drive, $600 neg.
(863)234-1798.
RIMS & TIRES 13" chrome
spoke rims plain tops &
key $600 or best offer
(863)697-1396
TAILGATE for Ford F250
Pickup, navy blue, $350.
(863)677-1.407

TRUCK TOPPER, 2 yrs. old.
White. Fits '99 Ford 250.
$1200 (863)763-5519



CHEVY 1981 2WD, 350
motor & trans. $600 for
parts or whole. (863)801-
6182
FORD P/U 1985, White,
needs work. $500 or best
offer. (863)467-0561



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


Utility Trailer, 6x14, rear &
side ramp, spare tire,
$1100. (863)697-2032



FORD ECONOLINE 150
1983, Asking $500 or best
offer. (863)467-0681

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some extra
bucks when you sell your
used items in the classi-
fieds.


PLYM VOYAGER, '93- fully
loaded, regular mainte-
nance, looks great in/out,
$2500 (863)763-7609.

Reading a newspaper
helps you understand the
world around you. No
wonder newspaper read-
ers are more successful
people!


Glades County Roundup


Hurricane relief
Glades County Property
Appraiser Larry Luckey
announced that county residents
whose homes were damaged in
the 2004 hurricane season could
be eligible for hurricane relief in
certain circumstances..
Applications for relief for Glades
County residents who bought
replacement mobile homes are


due to Mr. Luckey's office by May 1'.
The relief is calculated based on
sales tax paid on the replacement
mobile home. Applications are eli-
gible for either relief for residents
with homestead exemptions or.
relief related to mobile home
replacement; but not both.
Copies of the application form
may be obtained by visiting Luck-
ey's office or by calling (863) 946-


6026 or toll free (877) 445-2337. For
more information about the hurri-
cane relief program, residents may
visit the Florida Department of Rev-
enue Web site http://www.myflori-
da.com/dor.

GED classes
are available
The Glades County School Dis-


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


Staff photo/Pete Gawda

Fifth grade winner
Destiny Shreves was the fifth grade winner in the cafete-
ria poster contest at Central Elementary School. The con-
test encouraged students to draw posters emphasizing
the nutrient value of cafeteria meals.







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Okeechobee Ne'


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2005-CA-53
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR EMC
MORTGAGE CORPORATION
Plaintiff
vs.
DENNIS J. RUNNING; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
DENNIS J. RUNNING; UNKNOWN TENANT I;
UNKNOWN TENANT II, and any unknown heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown
persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through
and under any of the above-named Defendants,
Defendants,
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO%
DENNIS J. RUNNING
2925 SE 20TH COURT
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
UNKNOWN TENANT II
2925 SE 20TH COURT
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
UNKNOWN TENANT I
2925 SE 20TH COURT
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DENNIS J. RUNNING ,.
2925 SE 20TH COURT
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED, CURRENT
RESIDENCE UNKNOWN
And any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors and
other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by,
through and under the above-named Defendant(s), If deceased
or whose last known addresses are unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose Mortgage
covering the following real and personal property described as follows,
to-wit:
LOT 232, TREASURE ISLAND UNIT 8, according to the
p lt thereof, recorded In Plat Book 3, Page 91, Public
records of Okeechobee County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on Elizabeth Shannon Pastras, Butler &
Hosch, PA., 3185 South Conway Road, Suite E, Orlando, Florida 32812
and file the original with the Clerk of the above-styled Court on or before
30 days from the first publication, otherwise a Judgment may be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on 14th day of March,
2005.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with dis-
abilities needing a special accommodation to participate In this proceed-
ing should contact Court Administrative Office, ADA Coordinator (407-
468-1472), not later than seven (7) days prior to proceeding. 304 N.W.
2nd Street, Room 101, Okeechobee, Florida 33472. If hearing Impaired,
TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service.
Sharon Robertson
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Landy Wherrell
Deputy Clerk
562120 ON 03/21.28/05

REQUEST FOR BIDS
VEHICLES
The Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA will receive Sealed Bids, for the
purpose of purchasing at least one of the following vehicles
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) will receive Sealed Bids. for the
purpose of purchasing asphalt and base work at the surface watertreat-
ment plant as follows:
+/- 2700 SY 12% Thick Type 5-111 asphalt
+/- 1500 SY6" 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 trailer-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 the best interest of the OUA.
The Sealed Bids must be delivered to the Executive Director's office, lo-
cated at Okeechobee Utility Authority Office, 100 S.W. 5th Avenue, on or
before 3:00 PM on April 5, 2005.
Landon C. Fortner, Jr.
-. .Executive Director
563119 ON 03/24,25.26,27,28,29,30/05


FORD HIGH TOP VAN '89,
Runs & Looks good. A
couple of issues. $1200.
(863)467-1077.

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






12 The Okeechobee News, Monday, March 28,2005


After Easter Sale
Prices Effective Monday, March 28 through Wednesday, March 30, 2005.


t


Boneless
Pork Loin
Top Loin Chops .'..................
Or Boneless Pork Loin Butterflied Chops,
Publix'Pork, All Natural, Full Flavor
SAVE UPTO 2100 LL


299b
^ Aft A.wb


Publix
Orange Juice......... ............. .................... ..99
Original or With Calcium,
A Great After School Drink,
64-oz cont.
SAVE UP TO .51


* ~D'


French
Bread ..................... 1.19
Baked Fresh Daily.
From the Publix Bakery,
I12-oz loaf
SAVE UP TO .20

Available at Publix Stores With Fresh Bakeries Only.


Publix Deli
Family
Combo Meal......... 8.99
Hot or Chilled, Includes One
Rotissene or 8-pc. Fried Chicken,
Choice of Twio 16-oz Sides,
Potato, Slaw or Beans and
1-pk. of 4-rolls. each
SAVE UP TO .50


Armour
Homestyle BUYONE
Meatba lls........... T oNFREE
Original or Italian,
40-oz pkg.
SAVE UP TO 5.99


Selected Coca-Cola
Products................... 89
2-L bot.
(Excluding Seagram's Ginger Ale)
(Limit four on selected
advertised varieties.)
SAVE UP TO .36


* GROCERY


Publix
Yogurt... ..................... ........12pORS.00
Assorted Varieties,
8-oz cup

U GROCERY

Famous Amos
Cookies .... .............................................. ON FREE
Assorted Varieties,
12-oz bag
SAVE UP TO 2.89

Publix
100% Colombian Regular Coffee... ...................... 1.79
Automatic Drip
or Perk Grind,.
13-oz bag


Tostitos
Tortilla Chips........................... .... ..... .... 2FORS.00
Or Queso or
Fritos Chili Cheese Dip,
Assorted'Varieties,
Chips, 11 to 13.5-oz bag
or Dip, 15.25 to 15.5-oz jar
(Excluding Salsa and Baked Tostitos.)
(Limit two deals on selected
advertised varieties.)

* HOUSEHOLD

Bounty
.PaperTowels ....................................... ...... 3FOR5.00
Fun Prints or
White Big Roll or
Select-A-Size or,
Designer's Touch,
1-roll pkg.


Breyers
Ice Cream.....
Assorted Varieties,
56 to 64 4-oz ctn.
SAVE UP TO 5.23


BUY ONE E
.. GET ONEFREEl


DiGiorno
Pizza... ......... 3.99
A ,.-e,'-H Varieties, 12" size,
22.1 to 33.5-oz box
(Excluding Deep Dish
and Cheese Stuffed Crust)
SAVE UP TO 2.00


Gatorade
Thirst
Quencher ........ 310.00
Assorted Varieties, 128-oz bot.
SAVE UP TO 1.97 ON 3


Kellogg's BUY ONE
Pop-tarts............ GET ONEFREE
Assorted Varieties,
8-ct. 14 to 15.2-oz box
(Limit four deals on selected
advertised varieties)
SAVE UP TO 2.03


EPublix.
IT'S BEEN OUR PLEASURE,
Prices Effective Monday, March 28 through Wednesday, March 30, 2005.
Only in the Following Counties Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie,.
Indian River, Okeechobde and Monroe. Quantity Rights Reserved.

.www. p u blix. co m/a d s


Your neighborhood Publix will be closed on Sunday, March 27.
We hope you'll enjoy the holiday, and that we will see you
when we resume our regular hours on Monday, March 28, 2005.


m DAIRY