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Vol. 96 No. 89 Wednesday, March 30, 2005 504 Plus tax


Inside

Walk raises
over $42,000
Saturday started out cold,
but the dollars brought in by
the Okeechobee community,
along with the smiles and
enthusiasm for helping babies
certainly warmed things up in
a hurry! Okeechobee Coun-
ty's WalkAmerica, held on
-March 19, raised over $42,000
for the March of Dimes' fight
for healthier babies. Final fig-
ures are not available yet, as
funds are still coming in.
Those who participated in
WalkAmerica 2005 felt it was a
fun day for a good cause. The
crowd began assembling in
Flagler Park at 7:30 a.m. and
event co-chairs Sharon John-
son and Jennifer Busbin wel-
comed the crowd of about
200. K4thleen Shatto of Big
Lake National Bank sang the
National Anthem and Melissa
Ritter, an 8th grader from
Osceola Middle School sang
God Bless America; the crowd
cheered their a cappella per-
formances. A light breakfast
was served, and then the
ladies from Okeechobee KOA
led warm-up exercises. The
Kids Comer in the park had
activities and toys for the
smaller children. Upon com-
pleting the walk, participants
received "goodie bags", with
items donated by local mer-
chants such as Executive Hair
Design, Waste Management,
Harbor Federal, and Bank of
America. Walkers also
received a decorated cookie,
donated by Cookies by Design
of Vero Beach. Following the
Walk, lunch was served and
awards were given out. All
food for the Walk was donat-
ed byWal-Mart Super Center.
Page 9

Funk used
Herbie script
PONTE VEDRA BEACH -
Score one for Herbie the Love
Bug.
Fred Funk outplayed golf's
Big Four and everyone else
in the PGA Tour's strongest
field for an unlikely victory at
The Players Championship on
Monday.
- And to Funk, a short hitter
like him earning the title over
the game's best is a lot like
Walt Disney's lovable Volk-
swagen taking the checkered
flag in Monte Carlo.
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Drought Index
Current: 144
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.44 feet


Lake level
LastYear:
14.79 feet


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

Index
Classifieds ...... .14-16
Comics ...........13
Community Events .4
Crossword .........14
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ..........4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports ............ 12
TV ............... 15
Weather ............ 2
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County against FEMA park


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Even though the Federal
Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA) is looking for a location
for a mobile home park in Okee-
chobee County, county officials
have said they don't want it.
A press release noted that
FEMA officials are looking for a
location in Okeechobee County
to house people displaced by last
year's hurricanes.


This action is being taken in
spite of the fact that County
Administrator George Long said
that county commissioners
made it "crystal clear" to FEMA
officials that they did not want
another trailer park in the county.
What the commissioners
want, according to Mr. Long, is a
mobile home park in combina-
tion with construction of some
type of site-built, multi-family
dwelling units. As the conven-
tional homes are built, the


mobile homes would be taken
away until, eventually,' there
would be only site-built homes.
Mr. Long said that there was
the fear that once the mobile
homes were built, they would
remain. He said that what FEMA
was looking for was a temporary
mobile home park from which
they could walk away.
"We don't want to go that
route," County Commissioner
Elvie Posey said of the FEMA pro-
posal. "We don't want a mobile


Walk Day: A fun day for a good cause
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The WalkAmerica team representing Okeechobee County was this,year's top fundrais-
ing group for 'the local event. Okeechobee County also shared the award for the Most
Clever Wrap-around Fundraiser. They co-hosted a Casino Night held at :08 Seconds,
where participants 'gambled' with play money that was turned in at the end of the
evening for tickets. Those tickets were then used for drawings on prizes that had been
donated by local merchants. All money raised will go to the March of Dimes. The team
also won the Chairman's Club Award, which is given to those teams raising over $1,000.
Team member Christy Hopkins was also one of the top individual fundraisers for the
March 19 event.


home park built by FEMA."
He noted the conditions at
some of the other mobile home
parks built by FEMA.
However, the commissioner
expressed hope that funding for
multi-family housing could come
from other sources such as
grants from Florida's Heartland
Rural Economic Initiative (FHRE-
DI). The county has also applied
for state grants to help with hous-
ing. .
FEMA offers travel trailers and


mobile homes to displaced hurri-
cane victims as temporary hous-
ing. The tenants are required to
develop a long-term housing
plan for when the sites are
phased out.
Mr. Long said that FEMA was
supposed to come back to the
county with information on how
many people would need to take
advantage of long-term housing.
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DMV hearing



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is postponed


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A former Okeechobee
mobile home dealer has been
granted a request to postpone
an administrative hearing with
the state's Department of Motor
Vehicles (DMV).
Michael A. Varnum, who
was arrested March 17 on war-
rants, sought the postpone-
ment to give him the chance to
hire an attorney, said DMV
spokesperson Julie Baker Tues-
day.
The hearing is to seek a
court ordered injunction to pre-
vent Varnum, 55, from acting as
a dealer and operating without


a license. If
he violated
the injunc-
tion, said Ms.
Baker, he
would be in \'
contempt \,
and the DMV
could take .
action.
Varnum Michael A.
no longer Varnum
has his own
dealership.
The hearing in Okeechobee
County was originally slated fo,
March 29. Ms. Baker said a new

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The Seminole Tribe of Florida won the awards for the team with the Most Registered Par-
ticipants and the team with the Most Walkers on Walk Day. The Seminole Tribe of Flori-
da team was also one of the top five fundraising teams at this year's WalkAmerica event
in Okeechobee. They also were one of the, 16 teams to win the Chairman's Club Award,
due to their fundraising efforts.




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Over $17,000 raised to help Bobi O'Neill


By Maria Chandler
Okeechobee News
Thie community came togeth-
er Saturday to raise approxi-
mately $17,400 for Bobi O'Neill.
Mrs. O'Neill received a five-
organ, multi visceral transplant
March 18 at the University of
Pittsburgh Medical Center in
Pittsburgh, Pa. Doctors replaced
her stomach, liver, pancreas,
small intestine and duodenum.
After the family received the


call a donor had been found on
March 17 they boarded a charter
jet and flew to Pennsylvania.
Bobi is the wife of Gene
O'Neill, director of the Okee-
chobee Emergency Operations
Center.
Mrs. O'Neill worked as a
deputy clerk of the court at the
Okeechobee County Court-
house.
On March 26, at the First Bap-
tist Church Recreational Out-
reach Center on Southwest Fifth


Avenue, barbecue dinners and
an auction took place to raise
money for the O'Neill family.
The money is to be used to help
With travel expenses and for
lodging at a family house.
"The Okeechobee Communi-
ty is just outstanding," said
Dowling Watford, who helped
chair the fundraiser. "We had a
good team working on this."
During the event, Mr. O'Neill
called to let everyone know how
his wife was doing.


Mr. Watford said Mr. O'Neill
reported that Mrs. O'Neill was
recovering in the intensive care
unit (ICU). Doctors are slowly
taking her off the respirator,
added Mr. O'Neill.
Mrs. O'Neill will be there a
period of months, said Mr. Wat-
ford.
When Mrs. O'Neill is well
enough to leave the hospital, she
will be staying in a family house
with her daughter Tanya Christo-
pher.


Before the transplant Mrs.
O'Neill had spent eight months
in a hospital, seven of which
were in ICU.
It was not until several surger-
ies later that a hematologist
determined that the intestinal
problems developed as an
adverse reaction to the drug
Heparin.
For Mrs. O'Neill and her fami-
ly, the transplant brings light to
the end of a long dark tunnel.


Park


Continued From Page 1
"We haven't seen it yet," he
added.
FEMA officials state that the
mobile home park is still in the
assessment phase. The number
of trailers to be accommodated is
being determined and, as of now,
there are no potential locations.
FEMA officials said that the state is
coordinating efforts with local
government members.
Mr. Long said it is believed that
some people from out of the area,
and even out of the state, are
occupying RVs. He added that
FEMA is trying to locate some of
these people.


Varnum
Continued From Page 1
date for the hearing has not been
set. She also said'the hearing will
be open to the public.
The hearing stems from a
complaint filed in which Varnum
is accused of operating an "unli-
censed entity selling mobile
homes," said Diane Buck, who is
with the DMV's West Palm Beach
office.
Varnum, of Clewiston, was
originally arrested on June, 3,
2004, by Detective John Zeigler
with the Okeechobee City Police
Department and charged with
uttering a forged instrument.
At the time, he was the sales
manager for Taylor Creek Homes.
However, prior to working for


Mr. Long stated that he didn't
know of any RVs currently not
being used, even though he said
he was aware of situations where
one family moved out and anoth-
er family moved in.
There are now 414 active leas-
es of travel trailers in Okeechobee
County according to FEMA fig-
ures. Of that number, over 250 are
on private property and over 120
are in private parks.
FEMA leases are reviewed
every 30 to 60 days.
Currently, there are 13 FEMA
mobile home parks with 1,315
units (14- x 70-feet) statewide.
Nearly 9,000 travel -trailers and
mobile homes are on private resi-
dential property statewide. Across
the state there are nine emer-


Taylor Creek Homes he had
owned Central Homes of Okee-
chobee. It is has been alleged that
Varnum was not licensed to oper-
ate as a mobile home dealer.
1 Central Homes of Okeechobee
filed for bankruptcy in May 2004,
state reports from the Okee-
chobee City Police Department.
In his latest brush with the law,
Varnum is accused of keeping
* $73,831.24 in tax money owed to
I the state. He allegedly collected
the money from customers at his
mobile home dealership, but did
not send it to the state.
Varnum was arrested March
17, 2005, on warrants that
charged him with grand theft and
tax fraud of over $20,000 but less
than $100,000. He was arrested ini
Sebastian by troopers from the
r Florida Highway Patrol and


agency. group sites with 570 units
(8- x 25-feet or larger). FEMA fig-
ures state that there are about
2,000 mobile home and travel
trailer units in 200 commercial
parks statewide.
Many of the FEMA-issued trav-
el trailers in the county are parked
at Okee-Tantie Campground and
Marina. Mr. Long stated that coun-
ty officials knew that they would
lose the use of the park for a cou-
ple of years because some regular
guests would not come back. He
said there are 47 FEMA units at
Okee Tantie.
Of the about 300 RV sites at
Okee-Tantie, he said close to two-
thirds of them are not available to
the public either because of FEMA
trailers or storm damage.


booked into the Indian River
County Jail under a bond of
$13,000.
He posted bond and was
released March 18.
Prosecuting attorney Lev
Evans, of the state's attorney
office, said those charges have
been combined into a' single
charge of tax fraud that includes
all of the alleged victims.
"It was the best way to go for
him," said Mr. Evans. "For Michael
Varnum, that was the max."
Mr. Evan went on to say:
"There is a multitude of victims."
He continued by saying a
March 31 docket call has been
scheduled in Okeechobee County
for Varnum's case. Mr. Evans said
he hopes the trial, which will also
be held in Okeechobee County,
will begin in early April.


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Community Events

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 Prevention. 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 would like to
invite the community to participate in a project for Operation Free-
dom Iraqi. The church will be sending care packages to 20 service-
men in the Army stationed in Iraq. These soldiers serving our coun-
try have requested items not only for themselves, 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 Chairperson 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 Historical Society has reprinted the
small booklet entitled "Pictorial History of Okeechobee County
Florida" that sells for $4. It, too, is available at the Chamber of Com-
merce. Both are also available at the Historical Museum, which is
open each Thursday from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. except for holidays.


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Central is working on Sunshine State Standards


Kindergarten
Central Elementary kinder-
garten students congratulate Cen-
tral's 3rd 5th graders on their
hard work on FCAT! Way to go,
Central. Mrs. Guerette's kinder-
garten class is
busy working on
a body project. 4; .'
The children are
enjoying r, r I u,_. ,
life-size models. -
On March 24,
kindergarten
took a field trip to
Okee-Tantie Park and Lake Okee-
chobee. At Okee-Tantie Park we
looked at a river and compared it
to a lake (Lake Okeechobee). The
kindergartner's enjoyed hunting
for numbered Easter Eggs.
Teachers and students return
to school on Thursday, March
31st. Field Day is on April 1st -
remember to wear your Panther


Pride. Enjoy your Spring Break.
Report cards go home on Fr idy.,
April 1st.
Third Grade
Miss Moulzolf's students did a
great job at doing their best on the
FCAT tests! We are working on
our pen pal letters to Minnesota.
We also enjoyed doing writings
on what we would each do with a
million dollars! We are reviewing
money and have finished reading
"Because of Wihn Dixie"!
Third graders in Ms.-Enfinger's
reading class have worked hard
this nine weeks reading Accelerat-
ed Reader Books. They have
earned a trip to Golden Corral. It is
the end of the nine weeks and
awards will be passed out April 5,
at 9 a.m. Don't forget Talent Show
try-outs are on April 7 and 8th. Ms.
Enfinger's homeroom class won
free ice cream during National
Breakfast Week, from the school


cafeteria. 1 hank you lunch ladies!
Reading group students are con-
tinuing to work on Sunshine State
Standards such as Main Idea, Plot
Development and Author's Pur-
pose. They are very dedicated to
learning as much as they can in
third grade. Congratulations to
Jose Leon, Jen Baker, and Cody
Clay, our Students of the Week.
Happy Birthday to Andy Close.
Don't forget to read!
Mrs. Prescott's and Ms.
Groendyk's class, did a great job
last week on the FCAT. They
worked hard and stayed focused.
We would like to thank the par-
ents for all the help and support
you have given to your child. Only
nine weeks left to go! Congratula-
tions to our Students of the Week:
Kayla Orr and Ethan Parriott.
Mrs. Atwell's class is learning
about the different reasons for the
Easter Holiday. This week we are
learning about Cocoa Ice and


looking forward to our liehl lt iI) to
Golden Cou ral.
Mrs. Greseth's reading class
has been reading a I Horrible Harry
book and really enjoying it. Ivery-
one did their best onil the FCATl
and I am proud of everyone.
Thank you parents for your sup-
port from home. In math, we are
going back to pick up some chap-
ters we didn't cover. We are work-
ing on time and schedules now.
Please remember to practice mul-
tiplication facts a few limes a
week.
Fifth Grade
The students in Ms. White's
reading and social studies class
are breathing a sigh of relief, as
we have just finished the FCNAT
testing. Congratulations to Lacy
Altman and Kayla Chouinard for
being selected as the Kiwanis Ter-
rific Kids for the mrionths of Febru-r
ary and March.


M.s. StouIgh would like to brag
on tihe terrific writings explaining
photosynthesis that were on dis-
play this week. They were great
writings, and a terrific job on the
painting too. In math we'll contin-
Lie ilultiplying decimals and go to
space for science after break.
Make this your best nine weeks of
the year. Stude it of the Week was
Taylor Rucks.
The students in Mrs. Carpen-
ter's class have been working
very hard for the past two weeks.
They spent one week working on
the reading and math portions of
the FCAT and are feeling very con-
fident about their achievement.
The second week, they spent two
days applying their science skills
to the FCAT. I am very proud of
their effort on these tests. Abigail
Robledo is still our top AR student
with 75 points. Edith Garcia is
keeping a very close second, with
67 points. A lew of our students


will receive an R.J. Gators coupon
for reaching their reading goal for
the third nine weeks. Those stu-
dents are: Erica Frederick, Edith
Garcia, Jessica Luna, Abigail Rob-
ledo, Roxanne Tingle, Brittney
Ball, Benjamin Kielbasa, Jason
Rucks, and Elizabeth Hans. Gi eat
job! We are looking foriwaid to
Field Day and then getting back to
a normal schedule after Spring
Break.

Mrs. Steiert class has worked
their hardest to prepare for and
take the FCAT Test this year. Mrs.
Steiert is extremely proud of all
their effort and persistence in
reaching their goals. Mrs. Steiert is
also pleased to say that both of
her math groups earned their
pizza party reward because all ten
teams surpassed their point goal
to win the reward. Way to go,
guys! Student of the Week is Eliza-
beth Hans!


Law Enforcement Activity Log


Sheriff's Office
March 17
Assault, N.E. 39th Blvd.
Traffic accident, S .' I.' ,I ,
Ave.
Disturbance/with i injuries,
S.E. 38th Ave.
Traffic stop, U.S. 78 W.
March 22
Stolen/Mack truck, N.W. 16lt;
Blvd.
Burglary, N.E. 16th Ave.
Reckless driver, N.W.10th
Terr.
Armed trespass, N.W. 240th
St.
Burglary, S.E. 28th St.
Harassment/prisoner in cus-
tody, S.E. Fourth St.


Disturbance/verbal, U.S. 441
S.
Civil problem, N.W. 160th Dr.
Death investigation, N.W.
Thiird St.


Domestic, N.E. 14th St.
Domestic/verbal, N.W. 40th
Dr.
Warrant/prisoner in custody,
U.S. 441 S.E.


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Students of the Week
Congratulations, third grade Students of the Week. These students display respect and
responsibility in their daily activities at school. The students are: (left to right, bottom to
top) Randi Campbell, Jake Menedez, Nadir Aguirre, Bobby Jo Garza, Christina Rojas,
Edwin Medina, Amanda Collins, Molly Wilson, Ashlee Lightsey, Nichole Kicklighter, Terry
Boatwright, Joey Grimsley, Steven Alvarez, Megan Green and Kaylee Tumoszwics.



Obituaries


Thomas R.
'Shorty' Paul
Thomas R. 'Shorty' Paul, age
82, of Okeechobee, died Mon-
day, March 28, 2005, at Hospice
of Martin & St. Lucie in Stuart. He
was born Jan. 7, 1923, in Ash-
land, Miss. and had been a resi-
dent of Okeechobee for 38 years.
He served in the U.S. Navy and
Army and was a member of the
American Legion. He was a dea-
con in the Church of God of
Prophesy.
He was preceded in death by:
his son, Roy Paul and daughter,
Sheila Paul.
Survivors include: his beloved
wife of 63 years, Claudine Paul of
Okeechobee; two daughters,
Beverly (Kenneth) Valka of Bel-
ton, Texas and Doris (Darrell)
Stephenson of Okeechobee; six
grandchildren, John Stephenson
of Okeechobee, Jeff (Nikki) Sta-
tion of Katy, Texas, April (Joe)
Bacher of Okeechobee, Brian
and Sierra Paul of Vero Beach,
.Amy Mullinex of Bucla, Texas
and Steven Hughes of Rome,
Ga,; 11 great-grandchildren;
Dale Stephenson, John Austin
Raddatz and Matthew Bacher of
Okeechobee, Skylar and Garrett
Station of Katy, Texas, Blake
Mullinix of Bucla, Texas, Ashtin
Stephenson of Magnolia, Texas,
and four others in Vero Beach;
one sister, Irene Harris of Texas;
several nieces and nephews;
and, his pet Chihuahua, Baby.
Visitation was held at the
Buxton Funeral Home on Tues-
day, March 29, from 5 until 7
p.m.


Funeral services are sched-
uled for Wednesday, March .30,
at 11 a.m. at the Church of God
of Prophesy, 102 N.W. 10th St. in
Okeechobee. Pastors Mike Bevis
and James Griffis will officiate
and interment will follow in
Evergreen Cemetery.
All arrangements are under.
the direction and care of the
Buxton.Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.

James 'Jim' Rider
I James 'Jim' Rider, age 64, of
Moore Haven, died March 23,
2005, at St.,Lucie Medical Center.
He was born Jan. 23, 19.41, in
Marion, Ind. to Everett and Edna
Rider. He was a retired sheriff for
Glades County. Mr. Rider was a
member of ,the Maple Grove
Baptist Church in Moore Haven.
He was a member of the Florida
Sheriff's Association, Eastern


Star-Moore Haven #116, Lions
Club, Moose Lodge of Buckhead
Ridge, Honorary Member of the
Buckhead Ridge VFW, Scottish
Rite and the Shrines.
Survivors include: his wife of
48 years, Carol A. Rider; two
daughters, Sally (Stan) Newton
and Tamara (Kim-Marie) Rider;
six grandchildren, Kevin (Amran-
da) Zarrella, Jeffery (Yabel)
Zarrella, Alicia Lee, Amanda Lee,
Ashley Lee, and Legacy Hart.
A memorial service will be
held 6 p.m., Friday, April 1, at
Maple Grove Baptist Church, 120
E. SR 78 Moore Haven. In lieu of
flowers memorials may be made
to the Florida Sheriff's Youth
Ranches, Inc., P.O. Box 2000,
Boys Ranch, Fla. 32064.
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the loving care of Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory.


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While we want you to speak out freely, the newspaper reserves
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Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.

Something's Wrong
"I just read in the New York paper that someone was in jail
for a year and received three years probation for the starvation
and dehydration of a horse. Florida is doing the same thing to a
human. Is there something wrong here with this picture?"

Not Our Fault
"I live out there in Taylor Creek Lodge and those northern
people think they are better than the ones that have to live in
FEMA trailers. It's not our fault our places got destroyed by the
hurricanes."

Ag-Center
"I would like to know why the new Ag-center is not being
used every weekend and.why it was only used twice last year. I
was wondering if the news could check this out."
(Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. About the only answer
we can provide is that the facility is used as it is rented. It is
used more than twice a year, as you suggest, but has not been
extensively booked for different events. The center has been
used for such things as horse shows, local 4-H club shows, a
rodeo, a church crusade and Okeechobee High School gradu-
ation. We understand there will be a Cinco de Mayo celebra-
tion at the agri-civic center.)
Spraying
"I was fishing the other day on the east side of King's Bar
and noticed that there was a lot of spraying going on in the bul-
rush. I called Flood Control and they referred me to the Corps
of Engineers and of course the number that they gave me was
busy and I couldn't get through. Maybe the paper can find out
why they are trying to kill the bulrush that they just planted
three years ago. Was it in the way or are they just trying to cre-
ate more jobs for somebody?"
(Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. The U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers has a subcontractor that handles the spray pro-
gram for floating vegetation on Lake Okeechobee. They are
supposed to spray mats of floating vegetation -- water
hyacinth and water lettuce -- to keep navigation on the lake
open. They are not supposed to be spraying vegetation such
as bulrush. It's quite likely they were spraying a mat of float-
ing vegetation mixed in with the bulrush.)
Minority Members
"This is regarding the Letter to the Editor from Jim Shaffer.
Why does his VFW they have no black people, but one, and no
Mexicans. If he is writing about Mexicans and Hispanics, why
doesn't he allow them at his VFW where he is the command-
er?"
(Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. We posed your concerns
to Mr. Shaffer and were told it's not a question of allowing --
it's a question of recruitment. He said he has repeatedly tried
to sign up people and thought the ceremony for Mr. Leach
would open the door. He went on to say he would like to have.
female veterans join but, to date, has none even though
there are some locally that are eligible. As for Hispanics, Mr.
Shaffer said there are several that are members of his VFW.
He then said he's tried to get more minorities to join. "I have
told those who are eligible that we would love to have them
join. But, we have had no response," he said. He went on to
pqint out that other VFW posts in the area -- Buckhead Ridge
and the Post on N.W. 34th Street -- are also trying to recruit
black and Hispanic members but have none. "We were so
hopeful after the ceremony," said Mr. Shaffer. He went on to
say that all three area commanders are the same in that they
don't understand why they can't recruit more female and
minority members.)



Community Events

FFA hosting bluegrass concert
The Future Farmers of America (FFA) will host a fundraising
bluegrass concert on April 2 from 6 until 8 p.m. in the Okee-
chobee High School auditorium. Scheduled to perform is the
Potter Road Bluegrass band. Tickets will be $5 each. Children
10 and under are free..

Church hosts "Signs for Jesus" drama
The Payne Family children proudly present "Signs for
Jesus" an expression of love for Jesus through drama that
the hearing as well as the hearing impaired will enjoy. "Signs
for Jesus" takes place Sunday, April 3, at 7 p.m. at the Living
Word of Faith of Okeechobee, 1902 S.-Parrot Ave. Everyone is
invited. There is no admission charge. For more information,
call (863) 763-6869. The Payne Family will be here from April
1-9 and will be available to perform for other local churches. If
you're interested in your church hosting "Signs for Jesus", call
the Living Word of Faith at (863) 763-6869.





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File photo
Looking Back ...
Rex Lineberry (left) looks on as Jim Lashley (center), then-chairman of the Okeechobee Board of County Commission-
ers, and Waste Management representative Jeff Sabin (right) shake hands over the first recycling bin to be placed in
Treasure Island. The photo was taken in the mid-1980s. Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okee-
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Upcoming' Events

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.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600
S.W. Second Ave. from 5 until 6:30 p.m. (behind the Brahman Theatre).
For information, call (863) 763-1191.
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 Census,
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. in 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
Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, 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 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call (863) 467-
9360.
Martha's House Inc. will hold weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relation-
ships at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Gra-
ham 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, informa-
tion 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 Living/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 becoming
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, locat-
ed 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 at 471-9795.
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.

Saturday
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee construction volunteers will
meet in the parking lot of the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, N.E.
Third Street and N. Parrott Ave., at 7 a.m. Construction work will be at a
Habitat work site in an adjoining county. Wear comfortable clothes suit-
able for working. Call (863) 357-1371, for information.
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House,
which is located next to the driver's license office 6n U.S. 441 S.E. It is a
self-help group for people with a desire to stop using alcohol and other
intoxicating drugs, and a desire to manage their emotional or psychiatric
illness. It's an open discussion group.



Crime Prevention Tip

Beware of someone selling health care plans to, elder and sen-
ior citizens-- they may be a fraud.


Community Events

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

Hospice will host seminar
Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth St., will host a long-
term care information session, sponsored by Morgan Stanley
Financial Advisor, on March 31 from 9 until 10 a.m. Karen K.
Roberts, CLU of Sagemark Consulting, will discuss the basics of
estate planning, charitable remainder trust and other related
benefits. Ms. Roberts will also be available for questions.
Refreshments will be served. For information, contact Theresa
Davis at (863) 467-2321 from 8-a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through
Friday.

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; Thurs-
day, May 26, "Yellow Raft, Blue Water" Michael Dorris; and
Thursday, June 23, "Before Women Had Wings" Connie
Fowler. If you have questions or would like more information,
call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.

Hospice plans yard sale
Your Hometown Hospice will be holding a yard sale on
Thursday, March 31, from noon until 3 p.m. on Friday April 1.
The sale will continue on Friday, April 1, and Saturday, April 2,
from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The sale will be held at the Hospice of
Okeechobee Volunteer House located at the corner of S.E.
Fourth St. and Third Avenue. All proceeds benefit patient care in
Okeechobee.

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

Church sponsors marriage seminars
The Everglades Baptist Church will be hosting a marriage
enrichment weekend April 1-3. Tickets are $10 for singles and
$20 for couples. These fees cover the cost of the food. Seminar
topics will include: the Bible, sex, money, communication and
problem-solving 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 Gath-
ering from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., and will include a Continental
breakfast. On April 3, the seminar will be held at Everglades Ele-
mentary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., from 8:30 until 11:30 a.m. Child-
care will be provided. For information, call (863) 467-5479.

Street ministry plans worship service
The Okeechobee Street Ministry will hold an evening of wor-
ship and gospel music on April 2 from 6, until 8 p.m. in Flagler
Park #4. Food and drinks will be provided. For information, call
David Eng at (863) 634-3360:

Citrus canker talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
April 2, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at I and 6 p.m.
on WWFR 91.7 FM and on 100.3 FM. The guest will be Mark
Fagan, public information officer for the Florida Department of
'Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Plant Industry.
The topic will be citrus canker on the Treasure Coast, residential
trees and homeowner compensation. For information, call (800)
850-3781.

FFA alumni plans fun shoot
The Okeechobee FFA alumni will hold its second annual
sporting clay fun shoot at Quail Creek Plantation on Saturday,
April 2. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The day includes 100 sport-
ing 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 sta-
tion 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.

Group plans pot luck dinner
The 'Chobee Fun Bunch is planning a pot luck dinner on Sat-
urday, April 2, starting at 5:30 p.m. It will be held being held at
2310 S.E. 24th Blvd. in Taylor Creek Isles. If you're someone look-
ing to make new friends, just come on over. For information, call
Altie at (863) 467-6252 or Shirley at(863) 763-8820.






LIFESTYLES 5


The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, March 30, 2005


Weddings


IRCC Briefs


A A


Maria Jorita Lara and. Mitchell Allen Cope


Maria Jorita Lara
and Mitchell Cope
Maria Jorita Lara and Mitchell
Allen Cope were joined in mar-
riage on March 12, 2005.
The bride is the daughter of Luis
and Eloise Lara of Okeechobee.
The groom is the son of Linda
Davis and William Cope of Kens-
ington, Ohio.
The wedding ceremony was
held at the Elks Lodge in Okee-
chobee.
The bride was given away by
Jonathan Lara, the son of the bride.
The hall and Gazebo were dec-
orated with spring flowers and
white lights.
The bride wore an ivory wed-
ding gown, and carried a bouquet
,of white and ivory roses:
The' maid of'honorwas Saman-
tha Hord of Okeechobee.."-
The best man was Ronald L.
Schmidt of Okeechobee.
The flower girls were Trisha
Lara, Samantha Schmidt and
AlyssaAllen.
The ring bearer was Christo-
pher Pena of Fort Pierce. The son of
Frank and Dianna Pena.
Following the ceremony a
reception was held at the Elks
Lodge.
The couple now resides in
Okeechobee.

Ann Huit and
William Wolff
William and Marie Ledferd and
the late Wade G. Hunt of Okee-
chobee are proud to announce the


Jayce William DuPree

Jayce William DuPree
Mark and Stephany DuPree of
SOkeechobee are proud to
announce the birth of their son
Jayce William DuPree.
He was born on Dec. 18, 2004,
at Martin Memorial in Stuart. He
weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces,
and was 21-inches long.
Jayce was welcomed home by
his brother Jacob, and sister Julia'
DuPree.
His maternal grandparents are
'Tammy and John Kolodgy of
Okeechobee, and Steve Maples of
Knoxville, Tenn.
His paternal grandparents are
Yvonne and Bill McElheny of
Okeechobee.
Great-grandparents are
Charles and Myrna Farner and
:Delta Chesser of Okeechobee,
,and Charles and Carolyn Maples
of Knoxville, Tenn.


'Kyra Marie Rix

Kyra Marie Rix
Laura Steverson and Mark Rix
of Okeechobee are proud to
,announce the birth of their


wedding of their daughter Ann
Marie Hunt to William B. Wolff.
The groom is the son of William
and Marie Wolff of St. Petersburg.
The wedding took place on
June 26,2004, in St. Petersburg and
was officiated by Pastor McMahon
of the Woodlawn Presbyterian
Church.
The bride wore a white gown
with pearls and lace surrounding
the top piece. White pearls ran
down the sides of the gown into
the 4.5-foot train following behind.
Her bouquet was blue and
white roses with sweet smelling
babies' breath, along with the cups
petals with sky blue flowers.
The bride was given in mar-
riage by her father, William Led-
ford.
The matron of honor was Misty
Medley. Bride's maids were Sheri-
Lynn Andrews, Joniesue McCullers
and Susan Ridgeway.
The ring bearers were Cody
Cannon and Bradley Wolff.
The flower girl was Amanda
Cannon.
Groomsmen were Dennis
McCullers, Jimmy Booze, Dennis
Johnson and Levi Niensdorf.
The reception was held at Har-
bourside Holiday Inn on St. Peters-
burg Beach.
The bride is currently employed
as an accountant.
The groom is currently
employed as a drafter.
The couple went to Jamaica
and Orlando for their honeymoon
before returning to live inSt. Peters-
burg.


daughter Kyra Marie Rix.
She was born on March 7,
2005, at Sebring Florida Hospital
in Sebring.
She weighed 7 pounds, 7
ounces, and was 20 inches long.
Kyra was welcomed home by
her brothers and sister, James T.,
Jazmine and Jeremyah Steverson.
Her maternal grandparents are
Johanna C. and Ned R. Dye.
Her paternal grandparent is
Toni Rix.


Courtesy photo/Hospice
Five nurses from the dedicated team of professionals at
Hospice of Okeechobee are: (left to right) Brandy Rauler-
son, Gina Edwards, Leslie Schmidt and Judi Winchester.
In front is Susan Fussell.


Hospice patients



often live longer


Research published in the
September 2004 'issue of the
"Journal of Pain and Symptom
Management", revealed that
hospice patients lived longer on
the average.than similar patients
who did not choose hospice
care.
It was also reported that
patients enrolled in hospice care
cost Medicare less. The study is
called "Medicare Cost in
Matched Hospice and Non-Hos-
pice Cohorts."
Researchers found that hos-
pice patients lived longer on
average. Patients lived 20 days
longer for those with a diagnosis
of gallbladder cancer, to 69 days
for patients with breast cancer.
This pattern was constant across
most of the disease states stud-
ied.
"This reinforces' the fact that
Hospice care does not mean that
the end of life is near," said Leslie
Schmidt, director of nursing at
Hospice of Okeechobee.
"Though a patient needs to have
a prognosis of six months or less
to qualify for Hospice care,
many live longer when they are
referred to Hospice shortly after
the prognosis. It is not unusual
for patients to live much longer
than six months. Many people
don't realize that patients some-
times get better with Hospice
care arid have to be discharged.
They may return to Hospice care
if they need to later."
The financial burden of car-
ing for a terminally ill loved on is
also alleviated in that there is no
cost to the patient or their fami-
lies for Hospice services. All
costs, including medications
related to the diagnosis, are cov-
ered under Hospice care.


"With almost 30 percent of
Medicare costs going for all types
of care delivered towards the
end of life, an understanding of
cost benefits of hospice is impor-
tant," commented J. Donald
Schumacher, president and CEO
of National Hospice Palliative
Care Organization. "However,
discussions relating to costs
should never cloud the most
important issue hospice pro-
vides the highest quality of com-
passionate care for patients and
families."
The article in JPSM points out
that a period of at least two to
three months of hospice care
may be optimal from both a clin-
ical and cost standpoint. Written
by Bruce Pyenson, Stephen Con-
nor, Kathryn Fitch and Barry
Kinzb.runner, studies such as
these provide important infor-
mation relating to compassion-
ate and cost effective care at the
end of life.
Hospice provides symptom
control, pain management and
emotional and spiritual support
expressly tailored to the patient's
needs and wishes. Support is
provided to the patient's loved
ones as well. A fact that Enid
Boutrin, MSW social worker at
Hospice of Okeechobee believes
is a major contributing factor as
to why Hospice patients living
longer.
"Hospice care helps to allevi-
ate many stress factors which
could adversely affect the course
of an illness," said Mrs. Boutrin.
For information on Hospice
care and benefits, call Hospice of
Okeechobee at (863) 467-2321.
You may also stop by their office
at 411 S.E. Fourth St.


Courtesy photo/Maureen Burroughs
Donation
My Aunt's House, Inc. co-founder Reba Folsom presented
a check to Maureen Burroughs, president of Okeechobee
Main Street, Inc. for 10 percent of the proceeds of the auc-
tion that has held during the Main Street Top of the Lake
Barbecue Affair. This was a cooperative effort with Main
Street and My Aunt's House to raise money for the disad-
vantaged children in Okeechobee County. In addition, My
Aunt's House also made a donation to American Legion
Post #64 for allowing the auction to be held in their hall.


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William Gibson.
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of Helen Keller, who was born
both blind and dead. Through the
relentless efforts and unwavering
friendship of Anne Sullivan, Helen
is finally released from her dark
and tortured silence.
"The Miracle Worker" will be
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Saturday, April 6-9, at 8 p.m. A Sat-
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at 2 p.m. at the IRCC McAlpin Fine
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purchased at the IRCC box office
at the McAlpin Fine Arts Center,
Monday through Friday between
11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; or by tele-
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American Express.
Tickets will be sold on a first-
come, first-serves basis.
The IRCC McAlpin Fine Arts
Center is located on the school's
main campus at 3209 Virginia
Avenue in Fort Pierce.
For more information, call the
IRCC box office at 462-4750 or
toll-free at 1-866-400-7529
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Solar, lunar eclipse at
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FORT PIERCE Experience
the beauty of solar and lunar
eclipses in the planetarium show,
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Eclipse! will demonstrate the
different types of solar and lunar
eclipses and related celestial phe-
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Eclipse!
Information will be provided
on the next lunar eclipse. IRCC
Planetarium Director Jon Bell will
also provide tips on safe viewing
of solar eclipses.
Eclipse! will be presented on
Friday, April 8, at 7 and 8 p.m.; and
Saturday, April 9, at 2 and 3 p.nm.
Tickets are $3 each and may
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office at the McAlpin Fine Arts
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between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; or by
telephone with VISA, MasterCard,
or American Express. Tickets will
be sold on a first-come, first-
served basis.
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Avenue in Fort Pierce.
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Good Friday: 12 noon & 7:30 p.m.
Easter Sunrise: 6:00 a.m.
Easter Breakfast after Sunrise Services
Adult Sunday School: 9:15 a.m.
Easter Celebration: 10:30 a.m.




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Phone: (863) 763-6541
Fax: (863) 763-6795
State Lic.: CGCA03425/CBC058152



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* Mobile Home Air Conditioning
Specialist
202 N.E. 2nd Street
(behind Eckerds)
763- 7 0 7 3 AC013262


Reich &
Mancmi
1-888-784-6724
Workers' Compensation Personal Injury
Social Security Disability Wrongful Death
Palm City Fort Pierce
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HYUNDAI
3725 SE. Federal Hwy.
Stuart, FL
TOLL FREE
1-866-206-1776

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First United
Methodist Church
200 NW Second Street
(863) 763-4021
www.fumcokee.com
Bruce Simpson, Senior Pastor
fumco@earthlink.net
James R. Dawson, Youth/Assistant Pastor
fumco2@earthlink.net


Creech
Construction
Residential/Commercial
Daniel B. Creech Owner
Lic. & Ins. St. Lic. #CBC057343
406 S.W. 2nd St.
Phone: (863) 763-9225
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Entertainment.
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Restaurants & Dinner Parties
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* Free Estimates
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312 S.W. 2nd St.
863-763-8391


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Criminal Law
Bankruptcy Law
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Okeechobee, FL 34974
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CHUCK'S
BARBER SHOP
.- i p T.j : a p r,
467-6592
3651 S.E. 441 # 6
Treasure Island Plaza


Living Word
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1902 S. Parrott Ave.
863-763-6869
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863-357-2368
Gifts
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Gift Baskets for All Occasions /
Exclusively Offering Village Candles
Custom Gourmet Baskets
FREE Delivery on all baskets.

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www.okeechobeegolf.com
405 NE 131st Lane
863-763-6228


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"Showroom Full
Of Major Brands"
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763-2220
317 WS Park Street
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Okeechobee, FL 34974


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Trucks and more!
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(863) 357-3981




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200 N.W. 5th St.
863-763-3100


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61IFTS & FLOWERS
S Specializing in Flowers
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Gifts Baskets Plants
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Land Clearing |i || III
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Grading k
LICENSED & INSURED
Darrell Maguire
863-634-2944 (cell)
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Good life. Great price.
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3290 Hwy. 441 South
467-1200
Hours: Sun. 11AM -4PM
Mon. Sat. 9AM 6PM
Owned & Operated by:
Joe Rieth (#3045)






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Licensed Home
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Okeechobee
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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, March 30, 2005


Woodhouse Grill top winner at cook off f


: Okeechobee Main Street held
its third annual FBA-sanctioned
fTop of the Lake Barbecue Affair
Cook-Off on Feb. 25 and 26 at
the American Legion Post 64 fair
grounds behind City Hall.
The event turned out to be
;the best yet, even with all of the
'rain.
: The winners of the barbecue
were: Overall Grand Champion -
Woodhouse Grill; Overall
,Reserve Champion HomeB-
'BQ.com; Home Boy Grand
,Champion Taylor Rental Barbe-
'cue; and, Home Boy Reserve
Champion Kahuna Que
Ancillary Events
SAnything Butt- Ole 57 Smokers;
barbecue Sauce Taylor Rental
Barbecue; Beer Can Chicken:
Woodhouse Grill; Dessert Home-
BBQ.com and People's Choice:


(#5) 2Greyhounds Smoking.
The C.O.O.L. (Corvettes of
Okeechobee Lake) hosted a Peo-
ple's Choice Corvette Show. There
were 18 Corvettes in the show,
with some of the horsepower com-
ing in from the Indian River
Corvette Club and a lot of class
from the Corvette Club of the Palm
Beaches.
Many people, after tasting the
delectable barbecue offerings, also
took time to check out the 'Vettes
and cast a vote for their favorite.
There were nearly 300 ballots
when the voting ended at'1:30 p.m.
The first-place winner with over
100 votes was (car #12) Paul
Sharonne from the CCPB, with his
black/red 1967 Stingray.
In a close second was COOL
members Bill and Shirley Swan
(car #2) with their 1963, tuxedo
black, Split Rear Window.
Third place went to Ron Wade


(car #11) of CCPB with his silver
1978 Shark.
Local businessman, Mark Styles
of Style Studio Custom Motorcy-
cles, was also present and showed
off a few of his custom bikes.
An auction was held Saturday
morning for the non-profit organi-
zation My Aunt's House. In addition
to the regular items being auc-
tioned off by Jeff Osborne, auction-
eer, elected officials Sheriff Paul
May, City Council members Noel
Chandler and Lydia Jean Williams,
City Fire Chief Herb Smith and
Retired City Fire Chief Keith Tomey
were all auctioned off to raise funds
for this good cause.
My Aunt's House provides cloth-
ing for the foster children in Okee-
chobee.
Music was provided by the
Timmy Bast Band and Bobby
Hardy.
Okeechobee Main Street would


like to thank everyone that attend-
ed the barbecue event, especially
the volunteers and sponsors: Pub-
lix Supermarkets, Newman Air
Conditioning, Flower Petals, South
Florida Water Management District,
River Country Lake & Cattle, Dick-
erson Paving, Inc., Waste Manage-
ment, Harbor Federal, Tucker
Group, Taylor Rental, Florida
Power & Light, Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home, Blue Heron Golf &
Country Club, Riverside National
Bank, Bruce Homer Insurance, Big
Lake National Bank, Gilbert's
Chevrolet, M & M Storage, Okee-
chobee Marine, John R. Ard Realty,
Marcum & Associates, Hide Out
Caf6, Okeechobee Motor Compa-
ny, Style Studio Custom Motorcy-
cles, Dee's Garden Shop, Syble's
Flowers, Lehman Auto, McKuhen
Construction, the city and county of
Okeechobee and the American
, Legion Post #64 for allowing this


ouuLteUy pinUU
Woodhouse Grill received the Overall Grand Champion
award at Okeechobee Main Street's third annual barbecue
cook off. Presenting the team with the award are Okee-
chobee Main Street's Cindy Burnett (left) and Maureen and
Terry Burroughs (center).
event to be held on their premises, tion. For information, contact Lydia
We are looking forward for our Jean Williams, Okeechobee Main
fourth annual barbecue next year Street, (863) 357-MAIN; or, visit
so watch for upcoming informa- www.mainstreetokeechobee.com.


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V At The Junction
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2768 Hwy. 710
863-467-7347
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BILL'S
SHOE REPAIR
763-1187
OPEN:
Mon. Fri. 9 a.m. 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. 3 p.m.
3268 Hwy. 441 South
(in new Winn Dixie Plaza)


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STUMP REMOVAL
No Hole To Fill.
Affordable Prices
No Stump To Large or Small
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OKEECHOBEE
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SComplete Sheet Metal Shop
All Computerized
You Design or We Design
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60110th St. NE Okeechobee
(863) 467-6070
Ron Tumoszwicz P.E.
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(863) 763-0297
800-741-3360
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Since 1993
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863-467-2224





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Autos, Boats, RV's
RICHARD SCHWARTZ
AMSOIL DEALER
2101 SE 29th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
863-467-1501
Email: nascamut34972@yahoo.com




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Residential / Commerical
8863-357-6390
Cell: 863-634-2460
P.O. Box 213 Okeechobee, FL
Doug McDonald, Owner
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Cell: 863-697-6713 Fax: 863-357-1761
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2232 NW 32nd Dr.
Okeechobee, FL
(863) 763-6461
Fax: (863) 763-3231
Lic. #PCC047150


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Okeechobee Area Since 1981
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763-7631
Lic. RC #0044193


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Licensed & Insured


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Custom Motorcycle Shop...
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1600 Hwy. 70 East
863-357-5944
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100 SE 80 Avenue
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357-4140


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Phone # as of Jan. 17th
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OKEECHOBEE
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Si Courtesy photos The Top New Team award at the March 19 WalkAmerica fundraiser for the March of Dimes went
The Bank of America team was one of the groups that was a recipient of the Chairman's Club to the Everglades Elementary School team. They also won the Top Fundraising School award
Award at this year's WalkAmerica. The Bank of America team raised over $1,000. The Bank by contributing $2,700. The money was raised by students. The team also won the Chairman's
of America also sponsored a Spirit Station. Club Award as one of the top fundraising teams at this year's event held in Okeechobee.


Okeechobee's WalkAmerica raises over $42,000


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Shirts worn by the team from Healthy Start won the Favorite T-shirt award at the March 19
WalkAmerica event held in Okeechobee. Team members designed the shirt and each shirt
had a photo of a child from their own family. The Healthy Start team also won the Chairman's
Club Award for raising over $1,000 for the March of Dimes.
Saturday started out cold, but This year, 16 teams managed to
the dollars brought in by the Okee- March get meet the Chainnan' s Club:
chobee community, .along with .,\ of]j Everglades Elementary School, Big
the smiles and enthusiasm for I .Wal A Lake -National Bank, Cassels &
helping babies certainly warmed WalkAmer ica McCall, Seminole Tribe of Florida,
things up in a hurry! Okeechobee s SaringIbabes.together- Okeechobee County, Stepping
County's WalkAmerica, held on home theater sound system. Stones Academy II, Publix, Harbor
March 19, raised over $42,000 for There were 7 Spirit Stations Federal, McAlhany Construction
the March of Dimes' fight for along with Walk route, sponsored Company, Raulerson Hospital,
healthier babies. Final figures are by Bank of America, Cassels & Bank of America, Wemmer Family
not available yet, as funds are still McCall, Larson Dairy, Pat's Lake- Orthodontics, Okeechobee KOA,
coming in. side Cafe, The Tucker Group, McAl- Healthy Start Coalition, Riverside
Those' who participated in hany Construction Company, and National Bank, and TOPS FL #669.
WalkAmerica 2005 felt it was a fun Wemmer Family Orthodontics. The Top Five (5) Fundraising
day for a good cause. The crowd Wemmer's group won the award Teams were: 5th: Everglades Ele-
began assembling in Flagler Park for Favorite Spirit Station, with a mentary; 4th: Big Lake National
at 7:30 a.m. and event co-chairs University of Florida Gators theme. Bank; 3rd: Law Office of Cassels &
Sharon Johnson and Jennifer Bus-' The Tucker Group and McAlhany McCall; 2nd: Seminole Tribe of
bin welcomed the crowd of about Construction took the awards for Florida; and pt: Okeechobee
200. Kathleen Shatto of Big Lake second and third favorites. McAl- County.
National Bank sang the National hany Construction Company also, The Walk America committee
Anthem and Melissa Ritter, an 8th took home the award for Outstand- was recognized after the Walk for
grader from Osceola Middle ing New Sponsor. their efforts. Jennifer Busbin of
School sang God Bless America; A group from Okeechobee Okeechobee County Planning and
the crowd cheered their a cappella KOAwon the award for Top Senior Development and Sharon Johnson
performances. A light breakfast- Team. The Seminole Tribe of Flori- of The Tucker Group were co-
was served and then the ladies da won the awards for the Team chairs. The remainder of the com-
from Okeechobee KOA led warm- with Most Registered Participants mittee is: Betty Arthur, Karen Cas-
up exercises. The Kids Comer in and the Team with Most Walkers sels, Sophia Graves, Laura McCall,
the park had activities and toys for on Walk Day. The Top Fundraising Susan Pilgrim, and Sally Wibbels.
the smaller children. Upon corn- Individual was Kathleen Shatto of The Co-Chairs stated that local
pleting the walk, participants Big Lake National Bank, who sponsorship was crucial to the suc-
received "goodie bags", with items raised over $2,300, followed by
donated by local merchants such Kristy Crawford of Riverside
as Executive Hair Design, Waste .National Bank and Christy Hop-
Management, Harbor Federal, and kins of Okeechobee County. The Okeecho6e
Bank of America. Walkers also Top New Team award went to
received a decorated cookie, Everglades Elementary School, as YOur --iomretown r'
donated by Cookies by Design of well as the award for Top Fundrais-
Vero Beach. Following the Walk, ing School. The Everglades Ele-
lunch was served and awards mentary School contribution was l 10
were given out. All food for the an amazing $2,700, raised by the Fi:
Walk was donated by Wal-Mart students one penny, nickel, and .
Super Center. dime at a time. *
Okeechobee County and The The Favorite T-shirt was worn Lc
Tucker Group shared the award by the team from Healthy Start.
for the most clever Wrap-around Team members designed the shirt, D
fundraiser. Those teams hosted a and each had a picture of a child ( Se
,Casino Night at 8 Seconds, which from-their own family.
was quite a hit. Participants at Casi- The first to finish the Walk was In
no Night "gambled" with play Bryan Suarez of the Cassels & Jill Pharr Turlington M
money, which was turned in at the McCall team. Bryan is a 9th grade Broker Lie. #326924
end of the evening for tickets. student at the Okeechobee Fresh-
Those tickets were then used for man Campus. 401 SW 2nd St.
drawings on prizes which had All teams raising at least $1,000
been donated by local merchants. won the Chainnan's Club award.
Prizes included jewelry and a .


Head Start

Project open
z Okeechobee I Center located at
726 N.E. 16th Ave. is currently
accepting applications for migrant
children and.children with disabili-
ties in our Head Start Program. Our
i belief is that all children can benefit
from receiving educational, Health
and Social Services which our pro-
gram offers. We serve children 6
weeks to 5 years. To qualify the
family must have migrated in the
past 24 months worked in agricul-
'ture and primary income must
Come from agriculture. We encour-
age families of children with dis-
abilities to apply. For-more informa-
tion call (863))467-0702 and ask for
Sylvia, Ella, or Page.
El Centro de Okeechobee I
locaizado en 726 NE 16th Ave. esta
aceptando aplicacions para ninos
de families migrants y ninos inca-
pacidados. En nustro program
nostros creemos que los ninos se
benefician en cuando reciven serv-
ices de education, salud y services
socials que nustro program
ofrece. Servimos ninos de 6
semans a 5 anos. Para cualificar la
familiar deve de ver salido del con-
dado 0 estado en los ulitimo 24
mess y trabajado en agriculture.
Con el ingreso de la familiar de tra-
bajo de agriculture. Animamos que
las families con ninos incapacida-
dos aplican. Para mas information
por favor de Ilamar al (863)467-
0702 Y ablar con Sylvia 0 Zila.


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cess of the event. The following
were financial and "in-kind" spon-
sors: Wal-Mart Super-Center, Semi-
nole Tribe of Florida, McAlhany
Construction Company, Women's
Health Specialists, Harbor Federal,
Waste Management, Bank of
America, Cassels & McCall, Larson
Dairy, Okeechobee KOA, Pat's
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The Tucker Group, Wemmer Fami-
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Amateur Radio Club, Inc., David
Wibbels, Melissa Ritter, Sandra
Pearce Photography, Rotary Club
of Okeechobee, Okeechobee
County Parks & Recreation, Okee-
chobee County Fire-Rescue.
Although there were 8 teams
which could not enjoy the Walk on
*Saturday, in all there were 24 teams
which participated in WalkAmeri-
ca 2005 by raising money. Those
teams are: Bank of America, Big
Lake National Bank, Cassels &
McCall, Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, Everglades Elementary
School, Gilbert Chevrolet, Harbor
Federal, Healthy Start, Regions
Bank, Larson Dairy, McAlhany
Construction Company, Okee-
chobee KOA, Pat's Lakeside Cafe,
Riverside National Bank, Stepping
Stones Academy II, TOPS FL 669,
The Tucker Group, Okeechobee
County, Peace Lutheran Preschool,
Raulerson Hospital, Seminole
Tribe of Florida, South Elementary
School, Publix, and Wemmer Fam-
ily Orthodontics.
For over 6 decades, MarGh of
Dimes cutting-edge research and
innovative programs have saved
millions of babies from death or
disability. The March of Dimes'
mission is to improve the health of
babies by preventing birth defects
and infant mortality through com-
munity services, research, and
education. The March of Dimes
reminds people that they have
been helped by the March of
Dimes if they: have received a polio
vaccine; have received lung surfac-
tant therapy to treat respiratory dis-
tress syndrome; have had a baby


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Community Events

Nutrition program is planned
Learn about the importance of nutrition and prevention with fea-
tured speakers Bobby and Lisa Padgett from Augusta, Ga. They will
share their story and passion about whole food nutrition on April 4 at the
Clock Family Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., starting at 6 p.m. For infor-
mation, call Sherry Jerriel at (863) 763-0669 or (863) 697-0311.
Pregnancy Resource Center plans fundraiser
The Pregnancy Resource Center will hold their annual fundraising
banquet Friday, April 8, at the ROC, 310 S.W. Fifth Ave. There is no
charge, but seating is limited. Please call (863) 763-8859 by April 4 for
tickets. Although there is no admission, an opportunity will be given to
make pledges to help support the center. The speaker will be Sydna A.
Masse, founder of Ramah International, Inc. Ramah International is a
non-profit ministry that offers the hope of healing to those struggling
with a past abortion decision; ministers to those in crisis pregnancy situ-
ations; and educates, equips and encourages those working with post-
abortive and abortion-minded individuals within pregnancy care cen-
ters, individual ministries an.d churches.
Guardian ad litem training scheduled
You can be the difference to a child in need. The Guardian ad Litem
program will be training volunteers from Okeechobee, Indian River, St.
Lucie, and Martin counties to represent the best interest of abused,
abandoned and neglected children in court. The dates of these meetings
will be April 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Okeechobee
County Courthouse. The meetings will be held in the Board of County
Commissioners room at 304 N.W. Second St. Call (772) 785-5804 for
information and an application.
Girl Scout adventure planned
A Girl Scout adventure will be held Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m.
until noon in Flagler Park #2. There will be camping with a campfire,
songs, games and crafts for girls ages 5 through 17. Parents are encour-
aged to come. You can join now only $10. For information, call Kay
Mathis at (863) 763-4631 or Laurie Pharr at (863) 763-7000.
Airboat group plans meeting
Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will meet at Goody's Restau-
rant, 2114 S. Parrott Ave., on Sunday, April 10, at 11 a.m. Agenda items
include discussion of the Citrus County noise ordinance; restocking the
supply of T-shirts, caps, mugs, etc.; and, initiation of some adjustments
to the association's by-laws. Immediately following the meeting, club
members will hold a ride. Members are expected; prospective members
and visitors are welcome. For information, call Dennis at (863) 763-6069.
Chamber members luncheon planned
The Chamber of Commerce general membership luncheon will be
held April 13 at noon at the Golden Corral Restaurant. The guest speaker
will be Diego Chiriroga of LaVoz Spanish Newspaper. For information,
call the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.


Chamber hosting personal defense class
The Chamber of Commerce will hold their monthly civilian personal
defense gun class on April 14 at 7 p.m. There are openings still available
by calling (863) 763-6464. The second segment of this class will L e held
on April 16, at the shooting range located at Joe Hazellief's ranch. Every-
one will meet at the Chamber office at 8:30 a.m. on that day.
Sorority offers scholarship
Beta Sigma Phi scholarship applications are now available at local
schools, the public library, Indian River Community College and HRS.
The scholarship is open to women who wish to enhance their career
opportunities through further training or education and need financial
assistance to reach this goal. Applicants must already have their high
school diploma or G.E.D. Applicants may not be Beta Sigma Phi mem-
bers. The deadline for returning applications is April 15.
Chamber Coffee Klatch scheduled
The Chamber of Commerce Coffee Klatch will be hosted by Heritage
Financial Services, 309 S.W Park St., on April 21 starting at 8 a.m. For
information, call (863) 467-8899. All Chamber members and their
guests are invited. Refreshments will be served.
Gospel sing celebration planned
Cowboys for Christ will be having a gospel sing celebration on April
21 with Mery Lanier at the Basinger Civic Center on U.S. 98 N. The
evening will start with a pot luck dinner at 6 p.m. Everyone is asked to
bring a covered dish. The gospel sing will start at 7 p.m. For information
call Doyle McDuffie at (863) 763-2285, or Kim Davis at (863) 467-2855.
Flotilla offers boating program
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 57 will be starting a boating safety and
seamanship program on May 5. Participants will learn: to outfit their
boat safely; the boating Rules of the Road; tips on trailering; and, how to
use a boat safely and efficiently. The last program was packed with peo-
ple from 12 to over 60 years in age, and all had good things to say about
the experience. Seating is limited so call (863) 467-3085, for information
or to pre-register.
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7. Events planned include live music, dancing and family-themed ven-
dors.
Chamber plans Cinco de Mayo celebration
The Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce will host a Cinco de Mayo
celebration on May 7. Updates on artists, bands and the venue will be
announced in the near future. For information, contact the Chamber at
(863) 763-6464.
Free help with tax returns offered
AARP Taxaide is the nation's largest, free, volunteer run, tax counsel-
ing 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 Tues-
days 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, dis-
trict 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.


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For a memorable Florida dining experience, visit the Josiah
Restaurant and Lounge at Seminole Casino- Brighton.
Serving a spectacular mixture of traditional Florida and
American Cuisine, exceptionally prepared by Chef Bill.
Mouthwatering items like Rodeo Steak, Gator Tail, Catfish,
Mo Jo Pork Chops and Chicken Broccoli Alfredo are on the
regular menu along with numerous nightly specials and
delectable desserts.
The overall atmosphere is casual, friendly and fun. Covering
an entire wall of the Josiah Restaurant is a hand painted mural
depicting Seminole culture and in the background are sounds
of casino excitement! The thrill of winning along with casino
promotions and seasonal events place good food and good
times, hand in hand. In the Josiah Lounge there are four (4) Big
Screen TV's and live entertainment every Saturday night
between 8pm and midnight.
Early Birds save 10% Tuesday Friday between pm anid.
5pm. Senior Citizens 55+ save an .additional 5% OFF
already discounted early bird prices, for a total savings of
15% on your meal, between 3pm and 5pm on Wednesdays.
(Dine in only, does not apply to carryout orders).
Location:
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Sports Briefs


YMS girls host
golf tournament
The Lady Yearlings' volleyball
team will host a golf tournament
on Saturday, April 9, at the Okee-
chobee Golf and Country Club,
with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.
The fee is $50 per person
($200 team of four), which
includes a rib dinner after play is
completed. Buddy Mills and the
FFA will be grilling the food.
There will be plenty of prizes,
including prizes for the best
score, longest drive, closest to
the pin and the worst score.
Contact Bruce Conrad to
make reservations for your four-
some at (863) 697-0952 or (863)
467-0130; .or call Yearling Middle
School (YMS) at (863) 462-5056
for information.

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.


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.


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said he was using an orange jig.


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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)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
'Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "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 III "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-
:Pren 12 and under are $4; senior
-citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
,matinees are $3.50.
1 For information, call (863) 763-
,7202.

riefs

You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his or
her full potential and become a
volunteer mentor for the Presi-
dent's Challenge to SOAR/Take.
:Stock in Children Scholarship pro-
ogram. It's a proven life-changing
program that provides four-year
'college scholarships to deserving
:sixth and ninth graders in local
*communities. The mentor meets
*with the student'one hour per
week at his/her school. Volunteer
:opportunities are available in Indi-
-an River, Martin, St. Lucie and
:Okeechobee counties. Please call
'the Indian River Community Col-
,lege Foundation at (772) 462-4786.
Halfway House
looks for volunteers
; Eckerd Intensive Halfway
,House looking for volunteers to
-work with our adolescent boys. If
'you have any free time or talents
you'd like to share please call
.Shelly Batton at (863) 357-0047.
Consumer credit
counseling offered
If debt threatens you, talk with
your creditors about developing a
:revised payment schedule or call
'Consumer Credit Counseling Ser-
-vice for a free and confidential
:appointment. In Palm Beach
'County 434-2544 or 1-800-330-
=2227, exit. 108.
SChurch offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patror. of the Family Church Lend-
ing Library, on the corner of N.W
Second Street and Second Avenue.
iEntertain or educate yourself,
:using 486 audiocassettes, includ-
ing audio books, plus Christian
*romances and 575 videos. Prepare
.a paper on comparative religion, a
Book report, programs for men,
*women or children, a craft project
:or a Sunday school lesson. Easy to
*use because we use the Dewey
,Decimal System, the same as
'school and public libraries. As a
private library we can and do pre-
-view our media. Currently the
library is staffed Sunday 9:30 a.m.
"to. 12:30 p.m., Wednesday evening
16 to 8 p.m. Contact Doris Entry at
:763-4021.
Free adult GED
classes are offered
* Indian River Community Col-
3ege will be offering free adult
basic education/GED and English
"as a second language classes at
these locations: Dixon Hendry
Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., Eng-
,lish as second language classes,
:Monday and Wednesday from 10
a.m. until noon, adult basic educa-
,tion/GED, Monday through Thurs-
day from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. and
'Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.;
Seminole Reservation, Brighton,
Adults basic education/GED, Tues-
day and Thursday from 4:30 until -
6:30 p.m.; Church at Larson Dairy,
S.R. 70 East, English as a second
language, Tuesday and Thursday,
from 4 until 8 p.m.; One-Stop, 123
S.W. Park St., adult basic educa-
tion/GED, Monday through Thurs-
'day, from 7 a.m. until noon; El
Centro Santa Fe, 115 S.W. Fifth


:Ave., Citizenship class, Thursday,
'from 6:30 until 9 p.m.; Yearling
:Middle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane,
,adult basic education/GED and
English as a second language
classes, Monday through Thurs-
day, from 6 until 9 p.m.; Everglades
,Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St.,
,English as a second language
,classes, Tuesday and Thursday
,from 6 until 9 p.m.; and, Sacred
;Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W
;Sixth St., English as a second lan-
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from 7 until 9 p.m.


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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-
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CHURCH PEWS- 4, very
nice, with mistle rack and
kneelers, 15ft long, Must
haul. (863)763-7613.
Free 1988 Dbl Wide Mobile
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A/C COMPANY looking for
Service Tech./Installer
w/min. 5 yrs. exp. Good
pay, company truck,
benefits, .401k. DFW.
863-763-8391


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CASHIERS- DELI CLERKS
Town Star Food Stores
FT/PT hours available
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Okeechobee
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and mileage reimburse-
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Turnpike (863)763-9383
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Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay &
Benefits for Experienced
Drivers,. 0/0, Solos,
Teams & Graduate S'-
dents. Bonuses Paid
Weekly. Equal Opportunity
Employer. (888)MORE
PAY (888-667-3729)..

Drivers & Helpers
(Must be 21)
Must have CDL Exc.
benefits! Apply at:
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Inc. 10800 NE 1'28
Ave. Okeechobee, FL
34972 No phone
calls please!!
EOE, DFWP.
GENERAL LABOR NEEDED
Asphalt workers, Concrete
finishers, Brick paver
setters, for work in
Vermont for season until
12/01/05. (802)862-6383.
Lawn Service now hiring.
Must have iin. 1 yr expw/
commercial lawn service,
valid dr. lic., over 18, will-
ing to work long hours.
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People skills a must! Will train right person.
Apply In person to Taylor Rental, 4611 US Hwy. 27 SoSebring, FL 33870
ore-mall resume to trental@earthllinet,
or, apply In person to: Taylor Rental, 523 N. Hwy. 98, Okeechobao, FL 34972


Tired Of Driving To The Coast For Employment?.
One of Okeechobee's oldest businesses is looking for qualified
employees to join our staff.





Positions Currently Available Include:
eld,ing. ,' Fabricator tateri '\..Oll r Ir
Job 5Shop Helper rump Iv' ir ir:.,itrirt LTJ
401-K. Earn Up To $36,000 Plus Benefits. We Are A
Drug Free Workplace And Are Asking That Only
Experienced Applicants Apply. A CDL Class B Minimum
Is Required For The Water Well Drilling Position.
Apply In Person At:
One-Stop Career Center 207 S.W. Park
Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972
No Phone Call Please
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


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Okeechobee News





The Okeechobee News is seeking full
time, General Assigned Reporter.
The right applicant will:
Have computer skills
Be organized
Be able to handle pressure
Be a self-managed individual
Be able to handle different duties
Be able to work flexible, hours
Knowledge in camputei'.programs:
Microsoft Word
Adobe Photoshop
(Preferred but wilt train)
The Okeechobee NeVw offers:
Potential for acl ,ancement
A unique work environment
where employee -.re trusted
and empowered
Competitive p.o; ..id benefits
Life and Disabii,, Insu since
401(K) Retireur-, in Plan
Generous tin-t ,i! program
The Oke'c.obu New/s
Is An Equal Oppoi liiity Employ/er








MANAGEMENT'

Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle. Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

For an interview please call:
863-983-4224
or mail your resume in confidence to: .
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation.
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440


LYKES BROS, INC. RANCH DIVISION
Has openings for MECHANIC
@ the Brighton Corner location.
Applicants must have one (1) year prior experience
with farm and diesel equipment have own tools and
a valid Florida Drives license
Applications accepted Mon-Fri 8am to 3 pm
at 106 SW County Road 721 Okeechobee, FL.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.,
Drug Free Workplace M/F/D/V


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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


IMMEDIATE OPENING
AT LEAST ONE (1) UTILITY SERVICE MECHANIC
for the Okeechobee Utility Authority.
Applicant must be able to perform light to heavy physi-
cal labor, must be able to work in harmony with other
employees and be courteous to the general public: Ap-
plicant must possess a valid FL Operator's Driver's Li-
cense (only those with a clean driving record for the
last three years need apply), have high school diploma
or equivalent, have neat, legible handwriting and aver-
age mathematical skills. Apply to the Okeechobee Utili-
.ty Authority Office, 100 S.W. 5th. Avenue, Okee, Fl
34974. Applications will be accepted until positions is
filled. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER (M/F/V/D)
DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE




Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
IHealthcare.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

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


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. Hwv. 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

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


NEEDED
DISTRIBUTOR ROUTE SALES LAUNDRY
License & credit checked
Flowers Baking Co.. LLC WORKER
Call (561)252-5968 Seeking mature,
For Appointment, responsible
EE Don FWP person to work full
EOE DFWP time in laundry.
Must be Bilingual.


Certified Dietary Manager 406 N.W. 4th St.


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


Need experienced roofers
Hourly crews plus
sub crews. Need own
transportation.
772-201-5235 or
863-467-9484


I MILL WORKERS
Needed 2nd Shift, Benefits
Available, Apply at Syfrett
Feed Company, 3079 NW
8th Street, Okeechobee
(863)763-5586


Now Hiring 2005 Postal
Jobs. $17.50-$59.00
hour. Full Federal Benefits
paid training/ vacation. No
experience necessary.
Green Card ok. Call
(866)634-1229 x 605.


Now Hiring 2005 Postal
Jobs. $17.50-$59.00
hour. Full Federal Benefits
paid training/ vacation. No
experience necessary.
Green Card ok. Call
(866)399-5720 x 3077.


OFFICE ASSISTANT
FT/ Experience a MUST.
Call Chris @
863-634-0211

OPERATORS
Needed w/loader &
Compactor Experience.
(863)697-9952

Place your help wanted ad
online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or
mailto: classad@newszap.com

POSTAL POSITIONS
AVAILABLE!! Federal,
State, Local. $14.00-
$48.00+hr. No Experi-
ence- necessary. Paid
Training and Full Benefits.
Entry Levels. Call 7 days
for information. (888)826-
2513 ext. 21A.

SALON needs Motivated,
Stylist, Full or Part Time,
Call (863)467-3030


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

UP TO $4,000 WEEKLY!!
Exciting Weekly Paycheck!
Written Guarantee! 11 Year
Nationwide Company Now
Hiring! Easy Work, Send-
ing Out Our Simple One
Page Brochure! Free Post-
age, Supplies! Awesome
Bonuses!! FREE INFOR-
MATION, CALL NOW!!
(800)242-0363 Ext.
800.




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

Place your help wanted ad
online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or
mailto: classad@newszap.com


READING A NEWSPAPER,,,


MECHANIC/Helper wanted
Salary negotiable: Based
on experience and tools
(863)357-2150
NOW ACCEPTING APPLI-
CATIONS PT/FT No Exp
Necessary $50 Cash Hir-
ing Bonus (800)318-1638
ext 107 www.
USMailingGroup .com.


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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 315



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

#1 CASH COW! 90 Vending
Machine Hd. You approve
Loc's-$10,670 800-836-
3464 #B02428.,

ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE
Do you earn $800/day? 30
Machines, Free Candy All
for $9,995. (800)814-
6323 B02000033. CALL
US: We will hot be under-
sold!


Online Job Offer eBay
Workers Needed. Come
Work with us online.
$$$$$ WEEKLY Use your
home computer or laptop.
No experience necessary.
(800)693-9398 Ext.
1856.


$50,000 FREE CASH
GRANTS*****- 2005!
Never Repay!' For personal
bills, school, new busi-
ness. $49 BILLION Left
unclaimed 'from 2004.
Live Operators! (800)606-
6081 Ext #75.


$ CASH ADVANCES $ Per-
sonal Injury Lawsuits-
Structured Settlements-
annuities- Pensions- In-
heritances- Lottery -Prize
Winnings-We Buy Mort-
gage, Real Estate, Busi-
ness notes. Se Habla Es-
panol. Jerry 866-767-
2270


$$ FREE CASH GRANTS!
$$ Never Repay! Live Op-
erators! Gov't Grants for
Personal Bills, School,
Business, etc. $47 billion
left unclaimed. (800)574-
1804 ext. 369.


Loans by phone. Up to
$1000 in 24hrs. No Credit
Check! Bank Account Req.
(888)350-3722 www.
paychecktoday.com.


How fast can your car go?
It can go even faster
when you sell It in the
classifieds.


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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



I PHOTO ID CARDS
Elliott's Quik Foto
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 52I'
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 55
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
CoinsStamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer Video 50u
Crafts. Supplies 585
Cruises 5901
Drapes, Linens S Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment
Supplies 6.25
Household items 620
Jewelry 635
Lamps -Lights 6401
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies.:
Equipment 665
Pets 'Supplies.
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 690'
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 640
Satellite bS5
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television. Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & dames 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


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AIR CONDITONER- '94, 31/2
ton, heat and cool, good
shape, $300. (863)763-
4365.
AIR CONDITONER- '94, 3 /2
ton, heat and cool,, good
shape, $400. (863)763-
4365.
AIR CONDS- (1)- 3 ton, (1)-
5 ton, used 6 months,
$750 for both will sell sep-
arate. (239)243-6083.
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.

DRYER, Gas, Like new.
$100. (863)635-3439


ELECTRIC RANGE- Ken-
more, good shape, $75.
(863)467-8160.


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

Place your help wanted ad
online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or
mailto: classad@newszap.com

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


Place your help wanted ad
online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or
mailto: classad@newszap.com


ALUMINUM PANS- 2", (40)
9 ft, (26) 13 ft, $135 for all
will sell separate.
(863)634-3329.
BI FOLDING DOORS-white
vinyl, 1-30x80, 1-36x80,
$20 will sep. good cond.
(863)763-1997.
BREAKER BOX- Siemens,
125 amp, with breakers,
$65. (863)467-8160.

METAL ROOFING SAVE
$$$ Buy Direct From Man-
ufacturer. 20 colors in
stock with all Accessories.
Quick turn around! Deliv-
ery Available Toll Free
(888)393-0335.

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

RIDGE CAP- new, brown,
steel, 60 feet, 26 gauge,
$120. (863)357-5754.

TRUSSES (14) 23 foot,
asking $400. (863)634-
3329.




Car Seat w/base, Exer-sau-
cer, baby bath & much
more. $125 for all, will
sep. 863-357-7136


FLOWER GIRL DRESS- Da-
vids Bridal, beautiful, like
new, size 5, $75.
(863)824-0095.
SHOES, Dress, Sz. 9, Name
brand, never worn. Pd
$65, Now $20. Taylor
Creek. 863-763-0867


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



COMPUTER SYSTEM-
complete, loads of soft-
ware/programs, all for
$100. (863)612-0900.

Furniure. 10


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

BUCKET SEATS 2) High
Back, Black, Leather like
material. Fits most any-
thing. $75 863-467-6805
COFFEE TABLE w/Formica
Top and COMPUTER
CHAIR, $50 for both, will
sep. (863)763-1059
Coffee Table, 2 end tables
& sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $300/
all. (863)674-0467.
DESK, Roll Top, Solid weol.
27years old. Excelent
condition. $100
(863)467-4498
How fast can your car go?
It can go even faster
when you sell it in the
classd: .


Services




Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 110
Child Care Offered -115
Instruction 420
Services Offered 4251
Insurance 430
Medical Services 4-'5


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


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


Is Stress Ruining Your
Life? Read DIANETICS by
Ron L. Hubbard Call
(813)872-0722 or send
$7.99 to Dianetics, 3102
N. Habana Ave., Tampa FL
33607.


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, incld sets, $6.00
each, 2 bags $7 each.
(863)946-3123.
NICKLAUS GOLF CLUBS-
with bag, like new, $350.
(561)601-7085 Okeecho-
bee.


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Dry Sink
This do-it-yourself version of
an early American dry sink is
as practical as it is handsome.
The project features three big
drawers and two shelves
inside the cabinet door.
The dry sink measures
about 37 in. long by 35 in.
high by 17 in. deep.
Dry Sink plan
(No. 774)... $9.95
Ice Boxes Package
3 other plans
(No. C58)... $21.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3,00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), clip
and send with check to:
U-Bild, P.O. Box 2383,
Van Nuys, CA 91409.
Please be sure to include
your name, address, and the
name of this newspaper.
Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
u-bild.com
Money Back Guarantee


REFRIGERATOR Side-by-
side w/ice 21 cu' Sm up-
right Freezer & Elec Stove
$500 863-763-1919.
Refrigerator, Commercial,
8x79x32, 3 dr, see thru,
$500 neg. You Haul. 863-
763-6257/763-0818.
REFRIGERATOR, 2002
Whirlpool, 19 cu. ft. $300
or best offer. (863)635-
3439
REFRIGERATOR, Hotpoint
side by side w/ice & water
in door, $100 or best offer.
(863)467-6310
STOVE, Hotpoint, electric,
excellent condition, $100.
(863)467-6310

UPRIGHT FREEZER- 18 cu
ft, freezers very good,
body in good condition,
$75. (863)983-4694.


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.


PIONEER BUILDING SALE!
"Rock Bottom Prices!"
Beat Next Price Increase.
Go direct/save. 20x26.
25x30. 30x40. 30x44.
35x50. 40x60. 45x90.
50x100 60x180. Others.
Pioneer (800)668-5422.
Steel Arch Buildings! Gen-
uine "SteelMas-
ter(trademark) Buildings,
factory direct at HUGE
Savings! 20x24, 30x60,
35x50. Perfect Garage/
Workshop/Barn. Call
(800)341-7007.
www.SteelMasterUSA.co-
m.

STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory
Deals Save $$$. 40 x 60'
to 100 x 200'. Example: 50
x 100 x 12' = $3.60/sq ft.
(800)658-2885
www.rigidbuilding.com.


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
DINING TABLE with 4 chairs
good condition $100
(863)357-4831

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
glass door, good shape
50 (863)447-0965
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
black, fits 27" TV, good
condition, $50. (561)252-
1371 (cell)
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


Lane Furniture Sale!
Morgan's Furniture
707-709 SW Park St.
863-467-2072
LIVING ROOM SET, 3 pc.
set. Sofa, Recliner & Love-
seat. Tan. $300. 863-612-
9879
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.

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


Empoyen


Employment
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16 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, March 30, 2005


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




HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243
MASSAGE TABLE- with
professional power mas-
sager, $250 or will separ-
ate. (863)357-2233.
WEIGHT SET, Weider Pros-
tack. $300 863-673-2671





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
WALKER: VACARE w/Front
whls. Will hold person up
to 300 Ibs. & Bath tub
stool. $75 863)763-1059


ALASKAN DIAMOND WIL-
LOW (2)- beautiful pattern,
$200 neg. (863)763-7584
after 5.
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dard installation. 2
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over 225 channels! Limit-
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strictions Apply.
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HATE RUST STAINS? New
Super Strong Formula
Stop Irrigation RUST! Use
your existing system Con-
trols Heavy Iron Stains
(866)343-9515
www.UNRUST.com.


Hurricane Season Ap-
proaching, have 16 heavy
60 gauge 83" high panels
& 6, 55 gauge 86" high
panels for 6 ft. sliders or
French door, have headers
& trackers for them. $15
ea. Okee address. Call cell
(561)252-1371
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ORGAN, Lowery, Big Holi-
day 1st, Must See!. $300.
( 863)610-0521 ask for
avid.



APPALOOSA MARE- 6yr
old, some training, $600
or best offer. (863)763-
7608.
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.
BEAGLE PUPPIES, Small,
Tri-Color, 3' Female, 3
Male. Parents on premis-
es. Vet checked, 1st
shots, Ready 3/30 $250
(863)382-3370
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.
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 msy 863-697-0035
YORKIE PUPPIES 9 weeks
old, AKC reg., 1 female, 1
male, $695. Call (561)
791-4567.




SPA/HOT TUB COVER,
76x76 & Water heater, GE,
40 gal. $125 for all, will
sep. 561-723-6753 Cell
SPA. Must Sell. 7 Person
Deluxe. Never Used. In-
cludes Cover. Will Deliver.
Full Warranty. Can Finance
W.A.C. Payments Under
$100 per Month. In a Hur-
ry. Call (800)980-7727.


SPA, VITA, 4 Person, Needs
new water pump. $500. &
Go cart for free. (863)447-
3560




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




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





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


Butler's Table
Add a touch of elegance to any home with this adap-
tation of an English butler's table. With the leaves
folded down, it's ideal for use as a coffee table. With
the leaves folded up, it's easy to move it out of the
way or push it against a wall.
When opened, the table is 30 inches wide by 42
inches long by 17 inches high. The solid brass
hinges are spring-loaded and flush-mortised, adding
a professional touch.
The plan includes step-by-step instructions with
photos, traceable patterns (where applicable) and a
complete materials list and cutting schedule.

Butler's Table plan (No. 717) ... $8.95
Dining Tables Package (No. C92)
Three other projects ... $21.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)


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Please be sure to
include your name,
address and the name of
this newspaper. Allow
1-2 weeks for delivery.


TABLE SAW (2) Beachtop
w/stands. $200 for both.
will sep. (863)697-9704




UPRIGHT VACUUM- Oieck,
#XL2400, $100.,
(863,467-6548.



PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553


Agriculture




Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment .
Farm Feed Products 10
Farm Miscellaneous .'35
Farm Produce L-'
Farm Services
Offered 8"5
Farm Supplies
Services Wanted .ti
Fertilizer I
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies H-l',
Lawn & Garden 8S',i
Livestock 'j5
Poultry -Supplies 5l
Seeds Plants
Flowers ;



APHA PAINT GELDING
2 years old. Will be big.
Train your way. $2000.
(863)763-3631.
QUARTER HORSE, MARE,
Registered, Leo-3 Bars,
Rides, Barrels, Child safe.
$2500 (863)675-4981
SADDLE
15", Brown. All
the tack. $300.
(863)675-5066.




LAWN MOWER, Dixon ZTR,
11hp Briggs & Stratton,
well maintained, $600.
(863)517-1177
LAWN MOWER Murray
widebody, 12.5 HP Briggs
& Stratton. $500. For more
info. (863)634-8608.
LAWN TRACTOR- Murray
wide body, 12.5HP BS,
42" cut, dual blades, $500
neg. (863)634-8608.
RIDING MOWER, Snapper,
8 hp w/mulching deck.
$350. (863)467-9054

RIDING MOWER, Murray,
11 hp, 36" cut. Runs good.
$200 863-357-3065

RIDING MOWER, Sears
Craftsman, 18 hp, 44" Cut,
6 spd. $450 (863)674-
0467
Riding Mower, 28 in. Snap-
per, exc. cond., $600 or
best offer. (863)983-
4397
RIDING MOWER, Crafts-
man, Like new, 15.5 hp,
42" cut. $450 (863)357-
3065
WALKING 'TRACTOR, Sim-
plicity, rotary, sickle bar,
plow, $850. 863-674-
0790



Rentals RENT




Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos
Townhouses Rent ?20
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 95
Roommate 9501
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



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






Space Avail. Immed. 1000
sq: ft. located 805 Hwy 27
Moore Haven nextto Good
Will (863)946-1181 ,




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


We Do Rentals! Southern
Vermont's Rental Center.
MOUNT SNOW, WEST
DOVER, VERMONT. By
Week/Weekehd/Month or
Season! INCLUDES: Rec-
reational/Cultural Activi-
ties. We offer hillside con-
dos, town houses, cha-
lets, (large/small homes.)
MOUNTAIN RESORT REN-
TALS, P.O. BOX 1804,
WEST DOVER. VERMONT
05356.
www.mountainresortrent-
als.com, email: rent-
verm@sover.net.
(888)336-1445, (802-
4-1445).


6u se-Rdft:' I3


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


Real Estate




Business Places
Sale 1005
Comme cial
Property Sale ,,1h
Condos
Townhouses Sale ,'
Farms Sale I 20
Houses Sale I""
Hunting Properly I'h.
Investment
Property Sale 1.'..
Land. Sale liu
L o t s S a l e ,' ,' :,
Open House
Out of State
Properljr Sle S '
Property inspection miii,,
Real E tate Wanuad ',.'.
Resort Property
Sale i);
Warehouse Space I":'1
Waterfront Property IJii



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
S954-801-6158
Investors dream 4BR/2BA
CBS Home, New CA/ least
$130k (863)634-1055



Grand Opening Land Sale!
SO. FLORIDA 10+ ACRES
Only $294,900. Huge sav-
ings on big ranch acreage
in South Florida! Gorgeous
mix of mature oaks,
palms. & pasture. Miles of
bridle paths. Near Lake
Okeechobee. Quiet, se-
cluded, yet close to 1-95 &
coast. Also, 5 acres
$174,900. Great financ-
ing, little down. Call now.
(866)352-2249 x379.


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




ATTENTION INVESTORS:
Waterfront lots in the Foot-
hills of NC. Deep water
lake with 90 miles of
shoreline. 20% predevel-
opment discounts and
90% financing. NO PAY-
MENTS for 1 year. Call
now for best selection.
www.nclakefrontproperti-
es.com (800)709-LAKE.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CARO-
LINA. WINTER SEASON IS
HERE! MUST SEE THE
BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL
MOUNTAINS OF WEST-
ERN NC MOUNTAINS.
Homes, Cabins, Acreage
& Investments. Cherokee
Mountain Realty GMAC
Real Estate, Murphy
www.cherokeemountainr-
ealty.com Call for Free
Brochure (800)841-5868.
COASTAL GEORGIA- GAT-
ED COMMUNITY Large
wooded water access and
marshfront homesites. An-,
cient Live :U, pool, ten-
nis, golf. 'i'1-1i access.
From $64,900.' Pre-con-
struction discounts.
www.cooperspoint.com
(877)266-7376.

FORECLOSED GOV'T
HOMES $0 or Low down!
Tax repos and bankrupt-
cies! No Credit O.K. $0 to
low down. For listings
(800)501-1777 ext.
9?qq
GATED MOUNTAIN COM-
MUNITY NEAR ASHE-
VILLE, NC Spectacular
wooded lots- great views!
Paved roads, clubholise,
world-class trout fishing,
hiking trails & more! Bear
River Community.
(866)411-5263.
LAKE VIEW BARGAIN
$29,900. Free boat slip!
High elevation, beautifully
wooded parcel. Across
from national forest on
35,000 acre' recreational
lake in TN. Paved roads, u/
q utils, central water, sew-
er, more. Excellent financ-
ing. Call now (800)704-
3154, ext. 608. Sunset
Bay, LLC.

LAND WANTED Land In-'
vestment company seeks
large acreage in Florida
and Georgia. Interested 'in
waterfront, timber, andag-
ricultural lands. Must have
road frontage or good ac-
cess. Cash buyer with
quick closings. Call
(877)426-2326 or email:
landyetiveg@aol.com.
NORTH CAROLINA LAKE-
FRONT Awesome Views,
fishing & much more.
Huge Lake. 1-2 ac from
$39,900. Call for details,
MLC (866)920-5263.
SERENE MOUNTAIN GOLF


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


Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
1-800-466-1930
www.jacobsonauction.com
AB 111 AU237




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


Mobile Homes.I




Mobile Home Lot 2'.i'r;
Mobile Home- Paris 'i2010
M'fobile Homes Rent '6 Ic,
Mobile Homes Sale t2i0'i:




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
MOBILE HOME 2001 Dou-
ble Wide, 2/2, New carpet/
title. Excellent condition.
$30,000. (863)467-6079
Park Trailer. 32' W/FI/rm,
C/A, Sm. Adult Park. Furn.
5940 HWY 441 SE lot 12
$12k 863-467-8830
PARK TRAILER 30', Rent to
own, Waterfront. Lg. Fla.
Rm. Furnished. $4800.
(865)924-9228


Recreation




Boats 05
Campers RVs :.10i
Jet Skiis 3il1S
Marine Accessoiies 302.'
Marine Miscellaneous 'C0"'5
Motorcycles 3i03.i
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035'.



BOAT, MOTOR, TRAILER,.
17FT- take $1200 or trade
for economy. car.
(239)243-6083.
FIBERGLASS LUND 17' w/
tri 140HP I/0 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 &
into. (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 hull pro-
ject boat w/tandem axle
boat $600 (863)697-
6812
OZARK '86 Fiberglass V-
bottom w/75 HP Mariner
PTT-trl. 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.
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


DODGE MOTORHOME '78
23' good cond.
$1500
(561)310-661 1
FORD TIOGA 184, 24ft, 58k
mi. Awning Sleeps 5,
$8,750 neg., (863)610-
9563.
FORD VAN '82,
V-8, 3 spd on the floor.
Good tires & motor. $600.
Neg. (863)673-2327.
GMC MOTOR HOME '76,
27', 400 cu" eng. Good
tires, New starter. Dam-
aged $800 863-673-2327
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.
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TRAVEL TRAILER, 34 Ft.
Prowler, Real nice. $4200.
Call (863)675-0377




BOAT LIFT: You move.
$500. (863)763-7022


MOTOR Evinrude, 4 hp,
Outboard. Runs great!
$275. or best offer. 863-
635-3465.
OUTBOARD MOTOR- Mer-
cury 9.8, runs good, ask-
ing $400 or best of-
fer,(863)673-1574.
OUTBOARD MOTOR- Mer-
cury 125HP, 2002, Merc.
Warranty until 8/08,
$4000, (954)553-5140.
STAINLESS STEEL PRO-
PELLER, for 40 50 hp.
Mercury motor, 10/4 x 12.
$125. (863)763-7609.


Harley Davidson Ultra
Classic Electraglide, '89,
with sidecar & tow behind
,trailer, low miles,
$12,995. 863-467-5351
or 772-528-4501,
HARLEY DAVIDSON ULTRA
CLASSIC '00 many extra
$18,500 or best offer 863-
634-5753 call 24/7
Harley Davidson Ultra
Classic Electraglide, '89,
with sidecar & tow behind
trailer, low miles,
$12,995. 863-467-5351
or 772-528-4501.
KAWASAKI '77 750 Black &
Wine, AM/Fm Cassette &
leather Saddle bag $1500
neg (863)452-6561
YAMAHA 125, '86, $175 or
best offer. (863)675-8155
or 863-675-3038



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


Automobiles




Automobiles 4W005
Autos Wanted 40101
Classic Cars -l01o
Commercial Trucks 4l02j
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive -1035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4010
Parts Repairs -..)jS
Pickup Trucks 4(0
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4,)i ,)
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 41)70


CHEVY CAMARO, '88,
needs transmissionwork,
$450 or best offer.
(863)697-8662
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 TAURUS, '95, dcark
green, nice body, cold a/c,
minor work, $1500.
(863)763-1138
FORD THUNDERBIRD '95
2dr. loaded, V-6, good
tires runs good $2000
(863)261-2442
GRAND AIM '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.
SUZUKI SIDE KICK 1995, 4
Door, White. $1000
(912)713-4859



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

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.


CLUB CAR, Good cond.
good batt.& chgr. $1299
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.
GOLF CART, Club Car, late
model, reconditioned, gas
& electric, $1495,
(863)675-1472
Need a few more bucks to
purchase something deer?
Pick up some extra bucks
when you sell your used
items in the classified.
Earn some extra cash. Sell
your used items.in the
classified.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE NINETEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO. 1995-DP-526
IN THE INTEREST OF:
C.B., DOB: 09/23/89
Mother of the minor child:
Cathy Bias
TO: Father ol C.B.
Robert Martin
Residence & Address Unknown
You are hereby notified that a petition
under oath has been filed by the
Department of Children and Family
Services in the above-styled Court
for the termination o parental
rights relative to CB., a female
child, born on the 23rd day of Sep-
tember, 1989. The child was born
in the County of Palm Beach, in the
State of Florida. You are com-
manded to be and appear before a
Judge of the Circuit Court, Juvenile
Division in the above-styled Court
located at:
Okeechobee County Courthouse
304 N.W. 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, FL 34972
At 1:30 P.M. on the 4th day of May,
2005, for hearing and to show
cause why said Petition should not
be granted.
Failure to personally appear at this
advisory hearing constitutes con-
sent to the termination of your pa-
i .u.i i. ,. r, If you fail
,,- 1 r1. and time
specified, you may lose all legal
rights as a parent to thie child
named in the petition attached to
this notice,
Be advised that you have the right to
have an attorney represent you in
this matter. If you cannot afford an
attomey, one may be appointed for
you.


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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 Uti:ity Authorty (OUA) will receive Sealed Bids. for the
purpose of purchasing asphalt and base work at the surface water treat-
ment plant as follows:
+/- 2700 SY 1V, Thick Type 5-111 asphalt
+/- 1500 SY 6" Base Course
include unit pricing lor each to adjust quantity of work as needed
The Okeechobee Utility Authonty (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 Authonty 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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE NINETEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO. 1995-DP-526
IN THE INTEREST OF:
D.V., DOB: 02/02/05
Mother of the minor child:
Cathy Bias


Witness my hand as the Clerk of said
Court and the seal thereof, this TO: Father of D.V.,
21st day of March, 2005. BRUCE VANDERGRIFT
Residence & Address Unknown


Sharon Robertson
Clerk of Court
By: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
563234 ON 3/24 30'4/6 13
NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE
COQUINA WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
The Board of Supervisors for Coquina
Water Control District will hold a
meeting on Wednesday, April 13,
2005, at 9:00 A.M. in the Adminis-
tration Annex Building, Okeechobee
County Extension Office, Small
Conference Room, 458 Highway
98 N., Okeechobee, FL. A copy of
the proposed agenda may be ob-
tained upon request from the un-
dersigned. If any person decides to
appeal any decision by the Board
with respect to any matter consid-
ered at such meeting; that person
will need a record of the proceed-
ings and for such purposes that
person may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceed-
ings, which-includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the ap-
peal is to be based, is made. Any
person wishing to speak at the
meeting must have their name and
topic placed on the agenda one
week before the date of the meet-
ing. All property owners within the
District are invited to attend.
Danny Faircloth
Superintendent
17429 NW 242nd Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
[863) 763-4601 or (863) 634-3166
60015 ON 3/30/4/3/05



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


CAR DOLLY, Good tires,
pulls good. Asking $600
or best offer. 863-697-
9704
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.
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.
TAILGATE for Ford F250
Pickup, navy blue, $350.
(863)677-1407

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 F150, '82, 4 wheel
drive, 6 in. lift, runs,, many
new parts, $1800 neg.
(863)261-1751
FORD P/U 1985, White,
needs work. $500 or best
offer. (863)467-0561



GOOSENECK '95 Stock/
Horse Trlr., 12 Ft. long w/
tandem axles. Exc. cond.
$1995 863-983-7734
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You are hereby notified that a petition
under oath has been filed by the
Department of Children and Family
Services in the above-styled Court
for the termination of parental
rights relative to 0.V., a female
child, born on the 2nd day of Feb-
ruary, 1995. The child was born in
the County of St. Lucie, in the State
of Florida. You are commanded to
be and appear before a Judge of
the Circuit Court, Juvenile Division
in the above-styled Court located
at:
Okeechobee County Courthouse
304 N.W. 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, FL 34972
At 1:30 P.M. on the 4th day of May,
2005, for hearing and to show
cause why said Petition should not
be granted.
Failure to personally appear at this
advisory hearing constitutes con-
sent to the termination of your pa-
rental rights to this child. If you fail
to appear on the date and time
specified, you may lose all legal
rights as a parent to the child
named in the petition attached to
this notice.
Be advised that you have the right to
- have an attorney represent you in
this matter. If you cannot afford an
attorney, one may be appointed for
you.
Witness my hand as the Clerk of said
Court and the seal thereof, this
21st day of March, 2005.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of Court
By: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
563243 ON 3/24 30,4/6 13
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE NINETEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY. FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2000-DP-058
IN THE INTEREST OF:
A.A., DOB: 07/16/96
Mother of the minor chila:
Ernestina Alvarez
TO: Father of A.A.,
Juan Carlos Gillian Sosa
Residence & Address Unknown
You are hereby notified that a petition
under oath has been filed by the
Department of Children and Family
Services in the above-styled Court
for the termination of parental
rights relative to A.A., a male child,
bom on the 16th day of July, 1996.
The child was born in the County of
St. Lucie, in the State of Florida.
You 'are commanded to be and ap-
pear before a Judge of the Circuit
Court, Juvenile Division in the
above-styled Court located at:
-Okeechobee County Courthouse
304 N.W. 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, FL 34972
At 1:30 P.M. on the 4th day of May,
2005, for hearing and to show
cause why said Petition should not
be granted.
Failure to personally appear at this
advisory hearing constitutes con-
sent to the termination of your pa-
rental rights to this child. It you fail
to appear on the date and time
specified, you may lose all legal
rights as a parent to the child
named in the petition attached to
this notice.
Be advised that you have the right to
have an attorney represent you in
this matter. If you cannot atford an
attorney, one may be appointed for
yodu:
Witness my hand as the Clerk of said
Court and the seal thereof, this
21st day of March, 2005.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of Court
By: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
563239 ON 3/24,30;4/6,13



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



Dodge Caravan, '92, good
mtr, 3.3 V6, needs trans.,
$800 neg. 863-261-2369/
532-8002.

How do you find a job in to-
day's competitive mar-
ket? In the employment
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fieds.


(N THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE NINETEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2000-DP-052
IN THE INTEREST OF:
D.V., DOB: 10/08/97
Mother of the minor child:
Cathy Bias
TO: Father of D.V.,
Bruce Vandergrilt
Residence & Address Unknown
You are hereby notified that a petition
under oath has been filed bv the
Department of Children and Family
Services in the above-styled Court
for the termination of parental
rights relative to D.V., a male child,
born onqthe Bth day of October,
1997. The child was born in the
County of St. Lucie, in the State of
Florida. You are commanded to be
and appear before a Judge of the
Circuit Court, Juvenile Division in
the above-styled Court located at:
Okeechobee County Courthouse
304 N.W. 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, FL 34q72
At 1:30 P.M. on the 4th day of May,
2005, for hearing and to show
cause why said Petition should not
be granted.
Failure to personally appear at this
advisory hearing constitutes con-
sent to the termination of your pa-
rental rights to this child. If you fail
to appear on the date and time
specified, you may lose all legal
rights as a parent to the child
named in the petition attached to
this notice.
Be advised that you have the right to
have an attorney represent you in
this matter. If you cannot afford an
attorney, one may be appointed for
you.
Witness my hand as the Clerk of said
Court and the seal thereof, this
21st day of March, 2005.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of Court
By: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
563235 ON 3/24,30;4/6,13

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE NINETEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2000-DP-058
IN THE INTEREST OF:
C.A., DOB: 05/01/09
Mother of the minor child:
Ernestina Alvarez
TO: Father of C.A,
Richard "Richie" Ricardo
Residence & Address Unknown
You are hereby notified that a petition
under oath has been filed by the
Department of Children and Family
Services in the above-styled Court
for the termination of parental
rights relative to C.A., a male child,
born on the 1st day of May, 1999.
The child was bom in the County of
St. Lucie, in the State of Florida.
You are commanded to be and ap-
pear before a Judge of the Circuit
Court, Juvenile 'Division in the
above-styled Court located at:
Okeechobee County Courthouse
304 N.W. 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, FL 34972
At 1:30 P.M. on the 4th day of May,
2005, for hearing and to show
cause why said Petition should not
be granted.
Failure to personally appear at this
advisory hearing constitutes con-
sent to the termination of your pa-
rental rights to this child. If you fail
to appear on the date and time
specified. you may lose al legal
rights as a : ..i to the child
named in the .-r.r.. attached to
this notice.
Be advised that you have the right to
SI j..i i..i r
you.
Witness my hand as the Clerk of said
Court and the seal thereof, this
21st day of March, 2005.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of Court
By: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
563240 ON 3/24,30;4/6,13



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


GMC High Top Conversion
Van, '93, good motor &
trans, 5 new tires, will
trade for.3/4 ton Chevy or
GMC Pickup of equal val-
ue. (863)763-6083

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