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Okeechobee News


Vol. 96 No. 90 Thursday, March 31, 2005 504 Plus tax


Inside


Road issues create headaches


County decree

will clarify rule
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
When author Lewis Carroll.
penned "Alice's Adventures in
Wonderland", little did he know
the phrase "curiouser and curi-
ouser" would also apply to the
current road situation in Okee-
chobee County.
A question by a resident of


Okeechobee Farms at the Feb. 24
meeting of the Okeechobee
County Board of County Com-
missioners brought this matter to
light.
Tammy Rucks was consider-
ing purchasing property in Okee-
chobee Gardens, a subdivision
north of S.R.70 near the Okee-
chobee County Agri-Civic Center.
She was told' that she could not
get a building permit because the
lot was not on a paved road.
County Administrator George
Long noted that county policy
had been established and it was


a question of whether or not the
commissioners wished to modi-
fy policy.
After some discussion, the
commissioners voted to do a
special assessment to pave all
the roads in Okeechobee Gar-
dens. That means all property
owners would have to pay their
assessed share of the paving
costs.
At their March 10 meeting,
commissioners spent 90 minutes
discussing the issuance of build-
ing permits for lots without
improved public or private road


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access.
At the following meeting on
March 24, County Attorney John
Cassels presented a proposed
resolution to clarify the solution.
It had been previously report-
ed that Mr. Cassels presented an
ordinance, which was incorrect.
An ordinance has the force of a
law. And at least one public hear-
ing is required before an ordi-
nance can be adopted.
What Mr. Cassels proposed
was a resolution that would clari-
fy existing ordinances. A resolu-
tion does not require a public--


hearing before adoption, and
does not have the force of a law
- it simply sets policy.
Building official Bill Royce
said that this proposed resolution
would make his job easier by
clarifying and standardizing pro-
cedures.
Long-time County Commis-
sioner Clif Betts said the resolu-
tion was a step in the right direc-
tion.
Mr. Betts said that years ago,
as long as there was good access
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Even with Tennessee
coming back year after year,
the women's Final Four is
beginning to show a little
variety.
It's about time, some
would say.
Baylor will make its first
appearance, and so will
Michigan State as the Spar-
tan 'Join their men's team in
advancing to the season's
final weekend.
Last year's field also had
two new teams LSU and
Minnesota so that's four
newcomers in two years.
LSU made it back this year
and of course, so did Ten-
nessee, which is in for the
fourth straight year and 16th
time overall.
Indianapolis, here they
come. And Connecticut, for
once, won't be joining the
party.
Sports, Page 8


Drought Index
Current: 153
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.40 feet

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

Index
Classifieds ...... 10-12
Comics ............9
Community Events. .. .4


Crossword
Obituaries
Opinion .
Speak Out


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TV ............... 11
Weather ............ 2
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Hospice of Okeechobee volunteers (left to right) Nila McCormick, Skinny Roberts and
Myrna Dodd get items ready to sell on Wednesday at the Hospice of Okeechobee yard
sale. The yard sale will take place Thursday, March 31 from noon until 3 p.m. and on
Friday and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Volunteers are always welcomed at
Hospice of Okeechobee. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer may call Theresa
Davis at 467-2321.


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will continue on Friday and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The sale will be held at
the Volunteer House at the corner of Southeast Fourth Street and Third Avenue. All pro-
ceeds benefit patient care in Okeechobee. Hospice of Okeechobee volunteers (left to
right) Mary Lou Hill, Anzy Mielke and Mary Jane Roberts on Wednesday prepare for the
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as he turns over Xs and Os at the wooden jungle. Dalton
and his pre-kindergarten classmates from North Elemen-
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on a shell road, a buiilding permit
was granted. But, he added, the
county can't do business like that
any more.


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subdivisions were platted as far
- X back as the 1920s when it was
thought that Okeechobee would
the "Chicago of the South". Then
the land boom ended and left
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Mr. Betts said today's problem
comes from older plats. Subdivi-
S a sion developed in the last 15 years
did not have this problem. Today,
a developer would have to put in
.. .. streets 'and drainage to meet
. county standards.
Mr. Betts said the subdivision


that provoked all this discussion
was laid out years ago.
He said some of the older sub-
divisions were laid out with 25-
foot lots. Under today's building
codes, an owner would have to
have three adjacent lots to have
enough property for a building
permit to be issued.
There are several older subdi-
visions in the county that have
roads that exist on paper. The
roads that do exist were built to1
standards ini place at the time of
construction, and do not meet
current standards.
Former commissioner, and
realtor David Hazellief said prior
.to the adoption of the county's'
'land development regulations
(LDRs) in 1992, developers could
lay out subdivisions and sell the
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very successful in stopping that
practice.
He mentioned recent subdivi-
sion such as Palm Creek and R
Bar Estates, where the developer
put in the streets.
To further complicate the mat-
ter, in the 1980s the county
declared some but not all of
the roads in Viking subdivision to
be approved private roads. Under
the LDRs people can build on
approved private roads. However,
they would be unable to do so on
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Community Events.

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

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

Free pregnancy tests offered
SThe Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to
girls and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential preg-
nancy tests,'peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, par-
enting classes and abstinence education. Operating hours are
from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parenting
classes are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. We are located at .1505 S.
Parrott Ave., across from the movie theatre. If you would like
more information on this or set an appointment for a free preg-
nancy test please call (863) 763-8859.










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Raider Challenge
Members of the Okeechobee High School JROTC competed in the Raider Challenge on
Feb. 18 in Port St. Lucie. Members receiving Raider Challenge medals were (left to right)
Cory Ball, Andrew Young and Joshua Sollis.


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The student council at Everglades Elementary,(left to right) Erika Klingler, Austin Fraliz,
Vice President Robert Stafford and Alexander King proudly display the $2,704.71 check
that they have for the March of Dimes.


Arrest Log


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or Driving
Under the Influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment (OCPD), or the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP).,
Glen Edward Sobiecki, 34, of
N.W. Fourth St. in Okeechobee
was arrested on March 22 and.
charged with giving false informa-
tion to a pawnbroker. Bond was
set at $5,000.
Jqseph Alvarez, 28, of N.W.

Obituary

Dawn Maxine Austin
Dawn Maxine Austin, age 75, of
Roann, Ind., died Tuesday, March
29, 2005, at Dukes Hospital in Peru.
She was born on July 26, 1929, in
Sioux Falls, S.D. to Orie and Agusta
(Jibbons) Luther. She married Bud
Austin in 1951; he died Feb. 28,
1998. She was a graduate of Sioux
High School and attended Bachelor
Creek Church of Christ and spent
the winter months in Okeechobee.
She enjoyed reading and spending
time with her grandchildren and
great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by:
one brother and sister.
She is survived by: three daugh-
ters, Vicki (Johnny) Erickson of
Okeechobee, Susie (Ike) Denton of
.Roann, Ind., Shelly (Larry) Garcia
of Okeechobee; three sons,
Richard Lee (Nancy) Austin of Mar-
ion, Ind., Robert Dean (Jeanene)
Austin of Van Buren, Ind., Timothy
(Robin) Austin of Marion, Ind.;
brother, Robert (Lorna) Luther of
Sioux Falls, S.D.; sister-in-law, Dolly
Luther of Sioux Falls, S.D.; 43 grand-.
children; great-grandchildren; sev-.
eral nieces, nephews; and, friends.
Funeral services will be held at
Grandstaff-Hentgen Roann Chapel,
335 S. Chippewa Rd., Roann, Ind.
on Thursday, March 31, at 11 a.m.
John Leinbaugh will officiate.
The memorial guest book for
Mrs. Austin may be signed at grand-
staff-hentgen.com
The family requests that memo-
rials be sent to Bachelor Creek
Church of Christ, 2147 N. State
Road 15, Wabash, Ind. 46992.


46th Ave. in Okeechobee was
arrested on March 22 and charged
with burglary of a dwelling and
grand theft. Bond was set at
$15,000.
Dale Middleton, 31, of N.E.
11th Ct. in Okeechobee was
arrested on March 22 and charged
with violation of community con-
trol possession of a firearm by a
convicted felon. No bond was set.
Dale Clinton Knight, 50, of
S.E. Fifth St. was arrested on
March 22 and charged with crimi-
nal actions under the color of law.
Bond was set at $2,300.
Michael Casey Platt, 23, of
S.E. Eighth.Dr. in Okeechobee


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was arrested on March 28 and
charged with aggravated assault.
Bond was set at $5,000.
Daniel Sills, 36, of N.W. 102nd
St. in Okeechobee was arrested
on March 29 and charged with
possession of a controlled sub-
stance, possession of drug para-
phernalia and driving while
license suspended.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges dropped against them
is welcome to inform the newspa-
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firmed and printed.


Military Ball
(Left to right) Cadets Randy Myricks, Thomas Young, Andrew Young and Kathleen Cour-
son received the Association of U.S. Army's Medals for Leadership at the awards cere-
rmony during the Okeechobee High School's JROTC military ball on March 19.


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Social Security
"This is about the Democrats with no idea about Social
Security and how to fix it. It really doesn't need fixing. If you
get the money coming in like before, somebody is just going
to dip it out, and probably every country in the world has had
a little bit of it,"
Southern Heritage
"The person who wrote back regarding the Confederate
flag issue#vas right. It was the United States flag that flew over
our country both North and South when slavery was legal.
The Confederate flag is a symbol of the South and the South-
ern wayof Nfe, as opposed to other cultural aspects of other
areas in the U.S. It speaks to us of Southern ways, Southern
prideand our.great heritage. It is not about keeping slaves.
That was, and is, wrong and was not just a Southern issue.
That is a human rights issue. To try to keep us from flying or
*' displaying this flag is discrimination against Southerners and a
sign of intolerance. Please respect our rights too as Southern-
ers."
CObifederate Flag
"To the people that keep harping on the Confederate flag,
they need. to study their history. It was not slavery that started
.thejivil war. They had slaves in the north and the south. These
people need to check on these things."
Promises
4Some phone numbers were printed of people that would
help with hurricane relief, the calls were made. People were
called back and promises were made. But nothing has. hap-
pened. What is going on with people's promises of helping
people in need? What is the world coming too?"
It Was There
"There was an Easter Sunrise Service and everything was
listed on Saturday the churches and all activities are always
on Saturday all you have to do is look for it. It is there all
nicely printed up. The News does a good job on that."
Legal Holiday
"Martin Luther King is a National Holiday and Good Friday
is based on one's personal affairs. That is why Good Friday is
not recognized and requires things to be closed."
Chorus
"Thank you goes to Sandy Perry and to all those in the
community chorus for the wonderful, wonderful program. It
was most joyous and very, very spiritual. Well done, good and
faithful servants."
Easter Egg Hunts
"Many thanks go to the those who had the egg hunts in'
town. The United Methodist Church was well organized and
the children had a wonderful time, as was the American
Legion and so forth. Thank you for not forgetting our children.
Teach them right, and they will remember."

Preserving History
"I would like some information on the Historical Society
and I would like to know how you would find out if you have a
..-building on your property that is historical. I understand that
the state will help some people in some instances restore the
building if it is really historical and I would really like to find
out." (Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. You can reach the
Okeechobee Historical Society by calling (873) 763-4344.
They can answer all your questions.)

Problem
"You know what makes me laugh: I get a ticket for two miles
per hour over the speed limit in Basswood, but yet these cops
can't catch these little kids going around spray painting all the.
signs and building in Basswood. Is that a problem or hat?"

No Sleep
"I am calling about the article about the teenagers not get-
ting enough sleep, because the schools start too, early in the
morning. No wonder these kids have trouble with the FCAT
test, they're not getting enough rest. Why can't they make
these schools an hour later? It is ridiculous getting up before
dawn, and it is ridiculous going to school in the dark."




Crime Prevention Tip

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Upcoming Events

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 Mar-
garet Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There. is Cen-
sus, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index,and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer GroUp meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship 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 informa-
tion, call Mike Fletcher at (863)'357-6257., ..
Okteechobee 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
relationships at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call
Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Social Security Administration Office hours are from 9 a.m. until
noon at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a Second Lan-
guage classes are held from 7 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, 701 .S.W. Sixth St.. ,
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group that will
meet starting at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for and ill family member
is welcome to join us. The group is facilitated by social workers and
provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support,
information and ideas. The meetings are held at'Hospice at.411 S.E.
Fourth St. Free care for your loved ones is available at Dunklin Assist-
ed 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,
located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are,
$5 for members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-
6978 or Juana 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 Habital work site in an adjoining county. Wear comfortable clothes
suitable 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 on 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.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church. It will be a closed discussion.
The Okeechobee Chapter DAR will meet at 10 a.m. at the
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St. They would like to extend
an invitation to anyone eligible for membership in NSDAR to attend,
from October through May. For information call Regent Ruth Lawson
at (863) 763-2492, or Vice-Regent and Registrar Bonnie Hill at (772)
.597-4235.

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

Monday
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace'Luther-
an Church. For information, contact David Fox at (863) 763-3296.


Community Events

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 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; Thursday, May 26, "Yellow
Raft, Blue Water" Michael Dorris; and Thursday, June 23, "Before
Women Had Wings" Connie Fowler. If you have questions or
would like more information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.
Hospice plans yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will be holding a yard sale on Thursday,
March 31, from noon until 3 p.m. The sale will continue on Friday,
April 1, and Saturday, April 2, from 7i30-a:m. until 3 p.m. The sale will
be held at the Hospice of Okeechobee Voluniteer House located at'
the corner of S.E. Fourth St. and Third Avenue. Allproceeds benefit
patient care in Okeechobee.
Guardian ad Litem hosting program
As a part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the 19th Cir-
puit Guardian ad Litem Program will host a candle lighting ceremo-
ny for abused and neglected children on April 1. The ceremony will
begin at noon, and will be held at the Okeechobee County Court-
house near the flagpole. For information, call (772) 785"5804.
Church sponsors marriage seminars
The Everglades Baptist Church will be hosting a marriage enrich-
ment weekend April 1-3. Tickets are $10 for singles and $20 for cou-
ples. These fees cover the cost of the food. Seminar topics will
include: the Bible, sex, money, communication and problem-solv-
ing God's way. On April 1, the seminars will be from 6:30 until 9:30
p.m. and will be held at the Gathering, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. On April
2, the seminars will be held at the Gathering from 8:30 a.m. until 1
Sp.m., and will include a Continental breakfast. On April 3, the semi-
nar %\%ill be held at Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., from
8:30 Until 11:30 a.m. Childcare will be provided. For information, call
(863)467-5479 ..
Street ministry plans worship service
The Okeechobee Street Ministry will hold an evening of worship
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 ie-broadcasting at 1 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 home-
owner 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. Regis-
tration 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. All money raised benefits Okee-
chobee middle and high school FFA chapters. For information, con-
tact Daryl Boneyat (863) 634-0642 or JeffSumner at (863) 763-8999.
Group plans pot luck dinner
The 'Chobee Fun Bunch is planning a pot luck dinner on Satur-
day, April 2, starting at5:30 p m. It will be held being held at 2310 S.E.
24th Blvd. in Taylor Creek Isles. If you're someone looking to make
new friends, just come on over. For information, call Altie at (863)
467-6252 or Shirley at(863) 763-8820.
FFA hosting bluegrass concert
The Future Farmers of America (FFA) will host a fundraising blue-
grass concert on April 2 from 6 until 8 p.m. in the Okeechobee High
School auditorium. Scheduled to perform is the Potter Road Blue-
grass 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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Service Club Briefs


American Legion
Post #64
Our kitchen is open daily,
serving regular menu and specials.
The kitchen is open: Monday, Tues-
day,. Thursday and Friday from 11
a.m. until 2 p.m.; Wednesday, tacos
are served from 11 a.m. until 6
p.m.; Saturday from 11 a.m. until 8
p.m.; and Sunday, from I until 8
p.m.
Bar bingo will be held for
members and guests on Monday
starting at 1 p.m., and on Thursday-
evenings beginning at 7 p;m,.
Second Wednesday of each.
month is our birthday party starting
at4 p.m.; bring a covered dish.
The third Sunday of each
month we have a ribeye steak din-
ner with Sons of the American
Legion from 3 until 6 p.m.
The Legion lounge opens
Monday through Saturday at 10
a.m. On Sunday, it opens at 1 p.m.
Bingo is held every Saturday
and Sunday night starting at 6:30
p.m. Door, open at 5 p.m.
Wednesday: tacos and mar-
garitas from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
There will be entertainment in
our lounge every Saturday starting
at4p.m,
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. for a $6-
donation. Karaoke by Bruce will be
from 7 p.m. until ?
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m., Monday
through Thursday.
Our monthly, birthday party
on the second Wednesday starts at
4 p.m. Entertainment will be by
Janet Certain bring a covered
dish.
Euchre will be on Monday
and Wednesday from 6 p.m. Every-
one is welcome.
The American Legion Post 64 is
located at 501 S.E. Second.St. For
information, call (863) 763-2950. "
Am-Vets #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
regular informational meeting on
the first Saturday of the month at
the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
#9528, 2002 U.S. 78 W, at 10 a.m.
Applications for new members are
available. Call Ray Disney at (863)
357-2138, or Don South at (863)
763-8954.
Eagles Aeries #4137
Tuesday: bingo will start at 1
p.m. Food will be available for a
donation.
Wednesday: bar bingo will


be from 4 p.m. until ? Food will be
available.
Friday: steak night starting at
5 p.m., for a $10 donation. Music
will be by Jimmy Harper.
Saturday: karaoke will be by
Jimmy Harper.
Sunday, April 3: breakfast
from 9 until 11 a.m. for a donation
of $4. It will be cooked to order.
Saturday, April 2: chicken
wings by Lorraine will be served,
for a donation.
Saturday, April 9: Eagles Dis-
trict Seven picnic and membership
-drive, music, food, fun and games.
First and third Thursday: Aux-
iliary at 4 p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.
First and third Sunday: break-
fast from 9 until 11 a.m. for $4
donation.
Second and fourth Saturday:
16 ounce ribeye steak cooked to
order starting at 5 i.m. for a $10
donation.
Call the AERIE at (863) 763-
2552 for other events.
Elks Lodge #2558
The Elks Lodge is located on
S.R. 70 East. For information, -call
(863) 763-6580.'
Tuesday: trustees meet at 7
p.m. First and third, 8 p.m., regular
meeting.
Wednesday: bingo will be at 7
p.m. The public is invited. Doors
open at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments
will be available at 6 p.m.,
Friday: dinner and entertain-
ment starting at 6 p.m. Members
and guests are invited.
Saturday: hamburgers from
noon until 2 p.m.; bar bingo will be
from 2 p.m. until ?
Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge #237
Saturday, April 2: annual hog'
roast with a traditional, barbecue
menu from 4 until 7 p.m. for a
donation of $6 for adults and $3 for
children under the age of 10. You
may eat in or take outs will be avail-
able. For ticket information, call
Rich Sweet at (863) 824-0262,
Buckey Yoder at (863) 467-7642,
Matt Biuxton at (863) 634-3706 or
any lodge officer.
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W. Fifth
Ave. For information about the club
and events, call Rich Sweet at (863)
'824-0262, dr Kip Gardner at (863)
357-0427.
The Masonic .Lodge holds
their meetings on the second and
fourth Mondays of each month
starting at 7:30 p.m.


Eastern Star #128
Is held at the Masonic Lodge,
107 N.W Fifth Ave.
e For information, contact
Georgia Gerren Worthy at (863)
467-4349 or Clyde Calloway at
(863) 467-9892. Everyone is wel-
come.
B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78
W in Buckhead Ridge.
Bingo: Tuesdays starting at
12:30 p.m. Lunch will be available.
Wednesday, Friday and Satur-
day nights meals will be served
from 5 until 7:15 p.m. Call for the
menu.
Friday and Saturday night.
there will be music for dancing
from 7:30 p.m. until ? Call the lodge
to see who is playing.
Sunday morning: breakfast is
served from 8 until 10:15 a.m.
Moose Family
Center #1753
Located at 159 N.W 36th St. in
Okeechobee. For information, call
the Lodge 'at (863) 763-4954 or
Norm at (863) 763-1550.
Every Thursday: bar bingo for
members only at 1 p.m.;.25-cent.
paper sheets and bring your
dauber.
Monday: bar bingo at 7 p.m.
for members only. Food will be
served.'
Saturday: Moose races and
dinner served at 3 p.m. Check the
bulletin board for menu and cook.
Wednesday, April 6: WOTM
social and dinner at Goody's.
WOTM: Chapter night on
Tuesday, April 12.
LOOM meeting: April 13, elec-
tion of new officers.
Yard sale was canceled due to
the funeral of Jack Steward. It will
be held at a later date.
Stop by and visit and watch
our progress as construction has
begun.
VFW Post #4423
Every Wednesday: karaoke
will be by Sandoone from 5 until 9
p.m.
Tuesday: washer toss starting
at 12:30. Everyone is welcome.
e Every Friday: bingo for mem-
bers and guests starts at 1 p.m.
Saturday breakfast is from 8
until 11 a.m., and will be followed
by .25-cent bingo at 1 p.m.
Every Saturday night the
Triple H Band will play from 5 until
9 p.m. Every Sunday, dinner will be


served from 2 until 5 p.m.
VFWPost #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located
at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead
Ridge. For information call (863)
467-2882. Post hours are from
noon until 8 p.m., Monday through
Sunday.
Wednesday Ladies Auxiliary
dinner, call for information.
e Every Thursday is bar bingo at
12:45 p.m.; lunch will be available.
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls
will be served from 5:30 until 7
p.m. for a $10.donation. Dancing
immediately follows the dinner.
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shown on three televisions. The
game room has a regulation-size
pool table.
Post meetings are held on the
second and fourth Saturday of the
month beginning at 10 a.m. Com-
mander Don South is available at
(863) 467-2882.
VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m.,
and on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Happy hour is from 4 until 6
p.m., Monday through Thursday.
Monday: hot soup day begin-
ning at noon. Abowl for a buck.
Tuesday: volunteer chef's din-
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Wednesday: bar bingo will
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able. Darts will begin at 7 p.m.
Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
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Saturday: dollar dogs at noon.
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Sunday: every third Sunday is
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Community Events


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 open-
ings still available by calling (863) 763-6464. The second seg-
ment of this class will be held on April 16, at the shooting range
located at Joe Hazellief's ranch. Everyone 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 Col-
lege and HRS. The scholarship is open to women who wish to
enhance their career opportunities through further training or
education and need financial assistance to reach this goal. Appli-
cants must already have their high school diploma or G.E.D.
Applicants may not be Beta Sigma Phi members. 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 start-
ing 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 on April 21
with Mery Lanier as Celebration, 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 people from 12 to over 60
years in age, and all had good things to say about the experi-
ence. Seating is limited so call (863) 467-3085, for information or
to pre-register.

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

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.

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counseling preparation service. Their free service can answer
most of the tax issues faced by middle- to low-income taxpayers,
with special attention to l-axpa ers age 60 or older. Your tax
returns can be filed electronically. Taxaide will be working now
thro6ughA'Ap i'l; on MTn6davys and Tuesdays from 9 a.m. until 1
p.m. at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St. You
need to bring last year's tax return and the necessary papers
needed to file your 2004 tax return. Taxaide does riot prepare
state income tax returns. For information contact Margaret
Burns, district coordinator instructor, at (863) 357-2247.

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

Red Cross needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Volunteer as an American Red
Cross Instructor and teach others the skills they need to save
lives. You can help the American Red Cross reach people in your
community with lifesaving training, including CPR, First Aid,
Automated External Defibrillation, and HIV/AIDS 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 Chur.ch of Okeechobee would like
to invite the community to participate in a project for Operation
Freedom Iraqi. The church will be sending care packages to 20
servicemen in the Army stationed in Iraq. These soldiers serving
our country have requested items not only for themselves, but
they also give items to the Iraqi children while on patrol and vis-
iting. 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 Commerce. Both are also available at the His-
torical Museum, which is open each Thursday from 9 a.m. until
1:30 p.m. except for holidays.

Children's council seeks volunteers
The Children's Services Council of Okeechobee is in need of
a few fine people to submit an application to the Okeechobee
County Board of County Commissioners to be a part of the
council. Governor Jeb Bush makes the final appointments with
terms of two or four years. The council meets monthly to discuss
programs and needs of the children in the community. Once a
year, agencies request funds through a grant process. Each
council member "adopts" an agency or two as their own and


monitors the programs' services that they provide to our chil-
dren. Those interested in completing an application should con-
tact Cathleen Blair, executive director at (863) 462-4000, ext. 255

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

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


Agencies provide funds for mitigation measures
ORLANDO The unprece- at the local level that will imple- The Flood Mitigation Assis- and the cities of Plantation and
dented losses caused by last sea- ment the lessons learned from tance Program (FMA) provides North Lauderdale.
son's hurricanes underscore the past disasters," said FEMA Feder- grants to states and communi-
importance of rebuilding in safer al Coordinating Officer Bill Car- ties that participate and are in The U.S. Small Business
and stronger ways. Mitigation is wile. "Homes that were elevated good standing in the National Administration has mitigation
the term used to describe taking after previous flooding avoided, Flood Insurance Program. FMA funds available to approved bor-
action to reduce loss of life and damages from storm surges grants are available to reduce or rowers who sustained damage
property from future hazards from last fall's hurricanes. We eliminate the long-term risk of to real property or owned lease-
and it is a priority of the agencies want those types of actions to flood damage to buildings, man- hold improvements. To assist
that aid in disaster recovery, the continue so that more homes ufactured homes and other disaster victims with their long-
Department of Homeland Secu- are elevated, more buildings are insurable property under the term recovery needs, borrowers
rity's Federal Emergency Man- retrofitted for wind resistance NFIP, including elevating flood- that have already been approved
agement Agency (FEMA) and and less recovery costs are prone houses and acquiring for a loan may request an
the Florida Department of Com- incurred from the next disaster." badly damaged flood-prone increase of up to 20 percent of
munity Affairs (DCA), Division of The Hazard Mitigation. Grant houses. their approved physical loan
Emergency Management Program (HMGP) provides The Pre-disaster Mitigation amount to help fund mitigation
(DEM). grants to states and communi- Program (PDM) provides techni- be used tMitigatio fund a device oran
Homeowners, business own- ties for their use in conducting cal and financial assistance to measure that protects against
ers, local governments and state mitigation activities following a state and local governments for future damage from the same
agencies can undertake meas- presidential declaration of a cost-effective pre-disaster haz- type of occurrence as the
ures to reduce damages from major disaster, ard mitigation activities. The eclared of occu disaster Borrowers
flooding, tornadoes, hurricanes An amount equal to 7.5 per- goal of the program is to help requesting hazard mitigation
and other hazards. FEMA and cent of direct federal disaster states and communities imple- funds are asked to submit pro-
other federal agencies have a assistance provided to the state, ment long-term pre-disaster nat- posal that describes the mitiga-
variety of financial assistance including monies spent on Indi- ural hazard mitigation programs tion measure to be installed
programs to help states and vidual Assistance, Public Assis- to reduce overall risk to people along with a cost estimate of the
communities implement mitiga- tance and Mission Assignments, and structures, while also reduc- project. Mitigation proposals
tion measures. Homeowners will be made available to fund ing the reliance on federal fund- should be mailed to the U.S
interested in rebuilding in a safer mitigation measures based on ing from actual disaster declara- Small Business Administration
way should contact the local the state's mitigation plan and its tions. Disaster Area Office that
mitigation strategies coordinator mitigation priorities. In Florida, The total PDM funds available processed their original loan
or Emergency Management HMGP grants have been used to nationwide are approximately request. For additional informa-
Office for their county, city or fund wind retrofits, such as the $255 million for fiscal year 2005 tion about hazard mitigation,
town. installation of shutters and disas- and will be awarded on a com- -,.d., ,,i,,ni. i ,nll ,, th A tq


"As we plan and prepare for
the response and recovery for
the next hurricane season, we
are also planning and develop-
ing mitigation projects, some of
which will be paid for by funds
made available under the 2004
hurricane disaster declarations,"
said DEM Director Craig Fugate.
"We work with .local govern-
ments to tell us what their priori-
ties are in mitigating future dam-
ages in their areas and select the
most cost-effective and appro-
priate projects for funding."
Grants awarded under three
different programs can help
communities fund mitigation
projects: the Hazard Mitigation
Grant Program (HMGP), Flood
Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and
the, Pre-Disaster Mitigation Pro-
gram. The DCA/DEM adminis-
ters the mitigation grant pro-
grams in the state of Florida.
FEMA funds up to 75 percent of
the cost of the projects and the
remaining amount is funded
through other non-federal
sources.
"With every disaster, we
learn how to better prepare for
the next one, and we have pro-
.grams in place to fund projects


ter impact glass, flood-proofing
structures, elevating flood-prone
structures and the acquisition
and demolition of flood-prone
structures.


petitive basis. Grants previously
awarded to Florida entities fund-
ed wind retrofits and other miti-
gation measures for Broward
County, the University of Miami


Borrowers snouiiu cna et5A at
(800) 359-2227.
For information on SERT go
to www.floridadisaster.org; for
FEMA, go to w-ww.fema.gov.


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WalkAmerica team
The Big Lake National Bank WalkAmerica team was among the top five fundraising
teams for this year's event held March 19, and were named to the Chairman's Club. Team
member Kathleen Shatto was the top fundraising individual. She raised over $2,300.


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OCA plans
bass tourney
The Okeechobee Contractors
Association will host a bass tourney
on Saturday, April 2, at the Okee-
Tantie Campground and Marina.
Tournament hours are from
safe daylight until p.m. ,
First place is guaranteed $1,500.
There will be six places paid and
also a big fish award. Registration is
$120 per boat (teams of 2) and is
non-refundable. This fee includes
.entry into the big fish pot.
Proceeds will go toward youth-
oriented projects.
For information, call Ron
Schmidt at (863) 634-7361 or Tony
Stark at (863) 634-7895.
FFA alumni
hosts fun shoot.
The Okeechobee FFA alumni
will hold its second annual sporting
clay fun shoot at Quail Creek Plan-
tation Saturday, April 2, to benefit
Okeechobee middle and high
school FFA chapters.
Registration begins at 8 a.m.
The day includes 100 sporting
clay targets, 14 shooting stations,
steak lunch, awards and prize give-
aways.
The cost for a single shooter is
$60; station sponsorships are avail-
able for $100; a four-person team
with station sponsor is $325; lunch
only is available for non-shooters
for$10.
For information, contact Daryl
Boney at (863) 634-0642 or Jeff
Sumner at (863) 763-8999.
Booster club
plans meeting
The Okeechobee High School
Parent Booster Club will meet Mon-
day, April 4, at 7 p.m. at the O.H.S.
student services conference room.
This group is sponsored by the


Brahman Athletic Association.
All interested citizens are invited
to attend.
For information contact OHS
Athletic Director Mike Radebaugh
at (863) 462-5025, or club president
Jeff Robinson at (863) 763-2525,
YMS girls host
golf tournament
The Lady Yearlings' volleyball
team will host a golf tournament
on Saturday, April 9, at the Okee-'
chobee Golf and Country Club,
with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.
The fee is $50 per person ($200
team of four), which includes a rib
dinner after play is completed.
Buddy Mills and the FFA will be
grilling the food..
There will be plenty of prizes,
including prizes for the best score,
longest drive, closest to the pin and
the worst score.
Contact Bruce Conrad to make
reservations for your foursome at


(863) 697-0952 or (863) 467-0130;
or call Yearling Middle School
(YMS) at (863) 462-5056 for infor-
mation.

Links tourney
benefits EYDC
'The Okeechobee Golf and
Country Club will host a golf
scramble to benefit the Eckerd
Youth Development Center (EYDC)
youth on April 16.
The 18-hole scramble tourna-
ment will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a
shotgun start.
The cost is $45 per player or
$180 per team. This includes the
round of golf, a cart, lunch and
prizes.
" There will be team gift certifi-
cate prizes for merchandise at the
pro shop. Cash awards include:
$500 for first; $300 for second; $200
for fifth; $100 for ninth; and, $100
for the next-to-last place team.


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
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-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Make a difference
through mentoring
Making a difference through
mentoring needs you!. You can
make a difference in the life of a
teen by mentoring. Adolescence
is a time of risk and opportunity.
The youth in Okeechobee County
need you. If you have a caring
heart and one hour a week to
share in the life of.a teen, you can
be a mentor. For information, call
Toni Doyle at (863) 462-5863.
FPL program helps
with emergency funds
The American Red Cross
Okeechobee Branch is a Care to
Share Partner Agency. The Care to
Share Program is sponsored by
FPL and is designed to provide
emergency assistance funds to
customers who are in a crisis situ-
ation and unable.to pay their elec-
tric bill. To find out if you qualify
for Care to Share assistance-
please stop by the American Red
Cross Office at 323 N. 'Parrott Ave.
or call (863) 763-2488. The Care
to Share office hours are Monday,
Wednesday.and Friday from 8:30
a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Volunteers are
needed at Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
has volunteer opportunities avail-
able in Okeechobee assisting the
patient care and administrative
teams to provide Hospice services
to Okeechobee area residents.
Permanent and part-time volun-
teers provide direct patient sup-
port services such as companion-
ship, telephone contacts, letter
reading, main caregiver relief and
other non-medical assistance.
They also assist Hospice in fund
raising, clerical and office sup-
port..Age is not a barrier. For more
information about, visit Hospice
of Okeechobee at 411 S.E. Fourth
St., Okeechobee, or call 467-2321.
Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart offers a service to
youth and children by giving free
classes in martial arts. The classes
are currently taught four days a
week on Tuesday, Wednesday
and Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m. and
on Saturday from 11 a.m. until
12:30 p.m.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your
home to discuss the required
safety equipment needed on your
boat. This service is free. You will
receive a cordial, informative and
confidential boat inspection. A
vessel safety check decal will be
placed on boats that ineet all the
requirements. Call '467-3085 to
arrange a boat check.
Club will
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwant-


ed, abandoned and injured fer-
rets. For more information call
763-4333.
Equipment available
for the handicapped
American. Legion Post 64, has
used handicapped equipment
such as walkers, portable toilets,
crutches, canes, etc. Anyone
requiring the use of such equip-
ment is welcome to stop by the
post and pick out what they need.
There is no charge and anyone is
welcome. This is not restricted to
veterans. Call the Post at 763-
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FOUND: American Bull-
Sdog/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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Lost: American Bull Dog/
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male, 863-357-2070.

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Experienced help
needed at Flower Shop.
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202 NE 2nd St., Suite 5
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finishers, Brick paver
setters, for work in
Vermont for season until
12/01/05. (802)862-6383.

NEEDED
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Seeking mature,
responsible
person to work full
time in laundry.
Must be Bilingual.
Apply In Person At:
406 N.W. 4th St.
Lawn Service now hiring.
Must have min. 1 yrexpw/
commercial lawn service,
valid dr. lic., over 18, will-
ing to work long hours.
Call 467-8001, 9-5
MECHANIC/Helper wanted
Salary negotiable: Based
on experience and tools
(863)357-2150
MILL WORKERS
Needed 2nd Shift, Benefits
Available, Apply at Syfrett
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8th Street, Okeechobee
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Closer Needed
Must have experience
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assistant..
The right applicant must have:
Class D CDL
Cash Handling Experience
References
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Benefits Package
Generous time off program
The Daily Okeechobe News Is An Equal Opportunity Employer



BUSY RENTAL COMPANY SEEKING ASSISTANT MANAGER
Must be positive, energetic and self-motivated.
Some computer skills preferred. Mechanical skills a plus.
People skills a must! Will train right person.
Apply In person to Taylor Rental 4611 USiy. 27 S. Sebring, f33870
or e-mail resume totrental@earthllnklue,
or, apply In person to: Taylor Rental, 523 H. Hwy. 98, Okeechobee, FL 34972


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FRAME- 25' xlO ', you
haul away immediately:
(863)677-1407.
POT BELLY PIGS
9 weeks old.
Free to good homes.
(863)467-4935.

Tall Guy secure, 60, to meet
attractive gal or friends for
dining, fishing, traveling,
etc. Call 863-946-3123
TO: SKEETER
WITH LOVE


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Employment
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment 2
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales '230


A/C COMPANY looking for -
Service Tech./Installer
w/min. 5 yrs. exp. Good
pay, company truck,
benefits, 401k. DFW.
863-763-8391 *

A- SEMI DRIVER
CDL CLASS A
REQUIRED,
DRIVE LOCAL,
HOME EVERYDAY,
GOOD PAY,
CALL (863)467-2982
CASHIERS- DELI CLERKS
Town Star Food Stores
FT/PT hours available
Please apply in person
Posey Corner
12800 Hwy 70E
Okeechobee
or call (863)467-6041
CLOSER & PROCESSOR
Needed for growing title
company. Fax resume to:
863-357-3955
Counter Sales, Mobile
Home Depot, paperwork,
No Eve/Sun, benefits, Ap-
ply at 1153 Hwy 441 SE.


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Blue Goose Growers Contractor Services
Div. is now accepting applications for expe-
rienced heavy equipment operators. Work-
ing experience in general construction or
agricultural site development and/or mainte-
nance is preferred. Transportation to and
from work sites may be offered (subject to
the discretion of management). We offer
good pay and benefits including 401K. Ap-
plications are available in our main office at
16050 Orange Avenue in Ft. Pierce, Fl. or
fax your Resume including work experience
to: Human Resources (772) 468-
4669.DRUG TESTING IS REQUIRED & WE
ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
- WOMEN AND MINORITIES ARE ENCOUR-
AGED. TO APPLY.



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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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 ecomputef programs:
Microsoft Word -ir -
Adobe Photoshop
(Preferred but will train)
The Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment
where employees are trusted
and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Life and Disability Insurance
401(K) Retirement Plan
Generous time off program
The Okeechobee News
Is An Equal Opportunity Employer







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

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


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

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


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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


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


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



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BABYSITTER NEED: In my
home for 8 mo. old child.
',Mon. & Wed. 5:30p-8:30p
,Call 863-801-3364
Earn some extra cash. Sell
your used items in the
classified.


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
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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

Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regularly:
the classified.


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mailto: classad@newszap.com

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-
Sing money aheadof 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.

Earn some extra cash. Sell
your used items in the
classified.


HELP WANTED Earn Extra
income assembling CD
cases from any location.
No experience necessary.
Start immediately!
(800)405-7619 ext 28
www.easywork-
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services 435


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


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



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






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

Buying a car?
Look in the classified.
Selling a car?
Look in the classified.


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Shell Rock &
Bob Cat work
Call
(863)467-4734


Merchandise |



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 5-15
Carpets. Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins.'Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer-Video 58'J
Crafts Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Firture 6(00
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 15
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment.'
Supplies '325
Household Items 631
Jewelry 6.5
Lamps/Lights 6-10
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 66(1
Office Supplies.
Equipment 665
Pets,' Supplies'
Services 67U0
Photography "75
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 6P5
Restaurant
Equipment 691'
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television. Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 7410



AIR CONDITIONER: 2005 3
Ton Package Unit w/Heat.
Never installed. $1150.
(954)3.09-8659
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.

REFRIGERATOR, Hotpoint
side by side w/ice & water
in door, $100 or best offer.
(863)467-6310
REFRIGERATOR, Frigidaire,
Side By Side w/3rd door.
Works really good. $125
neg. (863)675-2440
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
STOVE, GE, Electric, All
works well. $100 or best
offer. (863)675-2440


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



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



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.

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


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.


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

CHEST, Dark wood. Great
for blankets. Good condi-
tion. $45. 863-763-0634

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.
BEK, Roll Top, Solid wood.
z years, old. Excellent
condition. $100
(863)467-4498
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
condo, $200 neg.
(863)357-2233.
END TABLE, Early American
Style w/built in storage.
$25 (863)763-6843

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
fits 27" TV, Med. Wood
lass door, good shape
50 (863)447-0965
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


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



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


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



MASSAGE TABLE- with
professional power mas-
sager, $250 or will separ-
ate. (863)357-2233.
WEIGHT SET, Welder Pros-
tack. $300 863-673-2671





JUICER, COFFEE GRINDER,
Griddle, Farberware Rotis-
sorie. All electric. $45 all,
will sep. (863)763-9647
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com


WALKER: VACARE w/Front
whis. 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.
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com



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



AMERICAN PIT BUDL TER-
RIERS- ABA Reg, all col-
ors, 8 wks old, (863)697-
2750.
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 msg 863-697-0035
YORKIE PUPPIES 9 weeks
old, AKC reg., 1 female, 1
male, $695. Call (561)
791-4567.



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



SINGER,
Old, 401 Slantimatic, Sews
good. $20. (863)675-
3389.


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




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



Agriculture



Christmas Trees 7-45
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed.'Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies,
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry 'Supplies 860
Seeds 'Plants/
Flowers 865


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

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

LAWN TRACTOR- '02,
16HP, Cub Cadet, Power
Plus, 42" cut, 37HRs,
$1950. (863)467-5933.

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

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

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


RIDING MOWER, Crafts-
man, Like new, 15.5 hp,
42" cut. $450 (863)357-
3065

RIDING MOWER, Snapper,-
42" cut w/yard cart. Excel-
lent condition. $450.
(863)357-6664

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


Riding Mower, 28 in. Snap-
per, exc. cond., $600 or
best offer. (863)983-
4397

ROTO TILLER, Craftsman,
6.0 hp, 17", Used approx.
8 times. Like new. Asking
$600. (863)763-2775

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


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos.'
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 9"35
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space 0
Rent 960



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

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


2 story 2BR/1BA 40'x16'
Scr.Porch Furn. Moore
Haven RV Resort Marina
$85,000 call for photos &
info. (863)946-0484.
KAYAK-Aquaterra Prism, sit
on top, 14'1"x 26", to
many features to list,
$350,(863)612-1044.
OMEGA 24" Cabin 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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4
KITCHEN TABLE,
w/6 chairs. Good condition.
$100 (863)467-6088

LIVING ROOM SET, 3 pc.
set. Sofa, Recliner & Love-
seat. Tan. $300. 863-612-
9879
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.


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Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos,
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property1080



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Okeechobee today re-
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community next to
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in Glades Co. wired 220.
$2,000 nag 352-754-8514


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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. Fum.
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






Boats 3005
Campers,'RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035


BOAT, MOTOR, TRAILER,
17FT- take $1200 or trade
for economy car.
(239)243-6083.
BOAT TRAILER, "Rocket"
Single Axle, Holds 14-16
ft. boat. $250. (863)763-
3822
FIBERGLASS LUND 17' w/
trl 140HP I/0 Exc. cond.
$1500 (863)467-6876

House Boat '01


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.


Space Avail. Immed. 1000
sq. ft. located 805 Hwy 27
Moore Haven next to 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.

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PROLINE 153- 15'3", runs
good, 70HP Johnson, trir,
lots of gear, $500 neg.
(305)304-5723.
WINDSURFER, Kerma Run,
12'2" big board w/cntrbrd,
6.0 m sail & harness.
$300 (863)612-1044


FORD TIOGA '84, 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



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TRAVEL TRAILER, 34 Ft.
Prowler, Real nice. $4200.
Call (863)675-0377


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



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 -.i0i'
Autos Wanted ,iu 11i
Classic Cars IlL '.
Commercial Trucks l''l
Construction
Equipment .".'
Foreign Cars (0 Ji
Four Wheel Drive JCi .
Heavy Duty Trucks 4 4!
Parts Repairs '1045
Pickup Trucks 'i_,i
Sport Utility 4-: ,r
Tractor Trailers 40tui
Utility Trailers 40i.',
Vans -ij


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

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.
PONTIAC GRAND AM, '92,,
runs, needs some work,
body in good shape, $600.
(239)462-7342
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.


GOLF CART, Club Car, late
model, reconditioned, gas
& electric, $1495, .
(863)675-1472
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, $60Q neg.
(863)234-1798.

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


Public Notices

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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE NINETEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2003-DP-117
IN THE INTEREST OF.
J.C., DOB: 06/28/02


Father of the minor child:
Sean Brown


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


TOYOTA PICKUP, '87, runs
good, $350. (863)357-
2070 or 863-697-6681



GOOSENECK '95 Stock/
Horse Trlr., 12 Ft. long w/
tandem axles. Exc. cond.
$1995 863-983-7734

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.

FORD ECONOLINE 150
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 ,


TO: Mother of J.C.,
JENNIFER COFFMAN
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 J.C., a female
child, born on the 281h day of
June, 2002. The child was born in
the County of St. Lucle, in the State
of Illinois. 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.X. 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, FL 34972
At 1:30 P.M. on the 12th 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
30th day of March, 2005.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of Court
By: Heather Simmons
Deputy Clerk
564745 ON 3/31;4/7,14,21/05

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOUR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
IN THE INTEREST OF: CASE NO. 2004-DP-013
M.E.B. DOB 02-14-04
Mother of the minor child.
Yvonne Brege
TO, Father of M.E.B. Fransisco Prieto
Residence and Address Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT A PETITION UNDER OATH HAS BEEN
FILED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN THE
ABOVE STYLED COURT FOR THE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
RELATIVE TO M.E.B., A FEMALE CHILD, BORN ON THE 14TH DAY OF
FEBRUARY, 2004, THE CHILD WAS BORN IN THE COUNTY OF ST. LU-
CIE, IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA. YOU ARE COMMANDED TO BE AND
APPEAR BEFORE A JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, JUVENILE DIVI-
SION IN THE ABOVE STYLES COURT LOCATED AT:
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE
304 NXW. 2ND STREET
OKEECHOBEE, FL. 34972
AT 1 30 P.M. ON THE 28TH DAY OF APRIL, 2005 FOR HEARING AND TO
SHOW CAUSE WHY SAID PETITION SHOULD NOT BE GRANTED.
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT THIS ADVISORY HEARING CON-
STITUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF
THIS CHILD. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON THE DATE AND TIME SPECI-
FIED, YOU MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE CHILD
NAMED IN THE PETITION ATTACHED TO THIS NOTICE.
BE ADVISED THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO AN ATTORNEY TO REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTORNEY,
ONE MAY BE APPOINTED FOR YOU.
WITNESS MY HAND AS CLERK OF SAID COURT AND THE SEAL THERE-
OF, THIS 8TH DAY OF MARCH, 2005
KATHLEEN ARNOLD
DEPUTY CLERK
559873 ON 03/10, 17, 24, 31/2005

REQUEST FOR BIDS
VEHICLES
The Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) will receive Sealed Bids, for the
purpose of purchasing at least one of the following vehicles
One Todi Regular Cab truck with utility body 140" wheel base
One Ton Regular Cab truck with utility body 160" wheel base
One Ton Regular Cab truck with Cranemaster body
The Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) will receive Sealed Bids. for the
purpose of purchasing asphalt and base work at the surface water treat-
ment plant as follows:
+/- 2700 SY 1 V Thick Type 5-111 asphalt
+/- 1500 SY 6" Base Course
include unit pricing for each to adjust quantity of work as needed
The Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) will receive Sealed bids, for the
purpose of purchasing a trailer-mounted generator as follows:
One 60 kW, 240 volt, 3-phase
Detailed specifications are available upon request from the office of the
Executive Director, at 100 S.W. 5th Avenue, Phone Number 863-763-
9460, Fax Number 863-763-3746. The OUA reserves the right to reject
any or all bids and to waive formalities in any bid wherever such rejection
or waiver is determined to be in the best interest of the OUA.
The Sealed Bids must be delivered to the Executive Director's office, lo-
cated at Okeechobee Utility Authority Office, 100 S.W. 5th Avenue, on or
before 3800 PM on April 5, 2005.
Landon C. Fortner, Jr.
Executive Director
563119 ON 03/24,25,26,27,28,29,30/05


NOTICE OF
FORFEITURE COMPLAINT
On March 7, 2005 in Okeechobee
County, Florida the Sherilf seized
and held Two Thousand Two Hun-
dred Seventy-Seven Dollars,
(S2770.00), in United States Cur-
rency. A complaint will be filed in
the Circuit Court in Okeechobee
County, Florida
Sgt. John Rhoden
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
(941) 763-3117
563178 ON 3/24,31/05

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Tsunami Relief effort
Congratulations to Mrs. Harrison's fourth grade class for collecting the most change dur-
ing the schools recent Tsunami Relief effort. The school raised $3,762.43. Mrs. Harri-
son's class collected $335.07. Surfin the New rewarded the class with a pizza party on
Thursday, March 24. Way to go Mrs. Harrison's class and North Elementary School. The
money will be donated to "Lutheran World Relief" for the surviving children.


Community Events


Resource center plans fundraiser
The Pregnancy Resource Center will hold their annual fundrais-
ing 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 Inter-
national 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 situations; and educates, equips and encourages
those working with post-abortive and abortion-minded individuals
within pregnancy care centers, individual ministries and 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
-encouraged 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
Restaurant, 2114 S. Parrott Ave., on Sunday, April 10, at 11 a.m. Agen-
da 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 follow-
ing the meeting, club members will hold a ride. Members are expect-
ed; prospective members and visitors are welcome. For information,
call Dennis at (863) 763-6069.


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