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Okeechobee News

Vol. 96 No. 93 Sunday, April 3, 2005 754 Plus tax


Brief
Emergency meeting
scheduled Monday
The Okeechobee County
Board of County Commission-
ers will convene an emergency
session on Monday, April 4, at 9
a.m. in the County Commission
Chambers of the Okeechobee
County Courthouse, 304 N.W
Second St.
The purpose of the meeting
is to consider approval of the
contract for the administration
of the Community Develop-
ment Block Grant (CDBG) Ini-
tiative for Okeechobee County.
Any person deciding to
appeal any decision made by
the county commissioners with
respect to any matter consid-
ered at this meeting will need a
record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he/she
will need to ensure that averba-
tim record of such proceedings
is made. That record shall
include the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal
is to be based.


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Drought Index
Current: 193
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

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

Index
Classifieds ...... 13-15
Community Events ....4
Crossword ........ 13
Obituaries ... ....... 3
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out ........... 4
Sports ............. 7
TV ......... . . 14
Weather ............ 2
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Terrific Kids: Kiwanis recognizes local students


Staff photos/Pete Gawda
On Friday morning, Paul Mitchell, (far right) of the Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee pre-
sented Terrific Kids awards to fourth graders at North Elementary School. To the far left
is Principal Pat McCoy Those receiving awards were: (in no particular order) Kodi
Stephen, Marissa Flores, Hunter Hair, Casey Hurst, Shane Crawford, Lauren Smith,
Julio Chavez and Joanna Torres. Not pictured: Damien Womble and Veronica Ellerbee.


The Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee presented Terrific Kids awards to fifth graders at
'North Elementary School on Friday, morning. Paul Mitchell (far right) of the Kiwanis
Club presented the awards. To the far left is Principal Pat McCoy. Awardees were: ( in
no particular order) Jami Cox, Jason Ellis, Samantha Jacobs, Vicki Lopez, Sarah Peo-
ples, Emily Raulerson, Lane Register, Mathew Robbins, Zadoc Simmons, Andrea Stark
and Desiri Villarreal. Not pictured: Tyler Finney, David Skinner and Cely Solis.



Granddaughter remembers

pioneer Raulersons Family


As told to
MaryAnn Morris
by Zelda Mixon
"I grew in Okeechobee, liv-
ing with my grandparents,"
recalls Zelda Johnson Mixon.
"We lived in the house built
in 1916 by my great-grandfa-
ther, Peter Raulerson, located
just in front my great-grand-
parents' house (the original
Raulerson log home).
"The house has been con-
verted into a commercial
building,' Jeanette's Interiors
on Parrott Avenue. Much of
the old house inside is still
there," said Mrs. Mixon. "I can
remember the four 'upstairs


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rooms being used to board
school teachers."
At the time the house was
to be sold, Mrs. Mixon contin-
ued, "there was also someone
interested in buying it for a
funeral home. Well, my great-


aunts, Aunt Kansas (who mar-
ried Louis Raulerson and ran
the store on Park Street) and
Aunt Texas were concerned
about the kind of traffic, ambu-
lances and such, a funeral
home might generate. So it
was sold as a commercial
building. First thing they did
was tear off the porches," she
said.
Mrs. Mixon has recorded
her memories of the kind of
people Louisiana and Peter
Raulerson were at home, as
she saw as a child growing up.
"I remember great-grand-
ma would call him 'old pump-
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Tax rebate
deadline nears
OKEECHOBEE The Proper-
ty Appraiser's Office, located in
the Alderman Building at 307
N.W. Fifth Ave., has applications
available for the 2004 sales tax
rebate of up to $1,500.
The rebate is for those Florida
residents who have replaced a
mobile home due to loss from a
named tropical system.
The deadline to file is May 1.
Homebuyers classes
are offered locally
OKEECHOBEE -- Homebuy-
er's classes are being held every
Wednesday from 9 until 10 a.m. at
the USDA Service Center, 454 U.S.
98 N., in Okeechobee.
For reservations or informa-
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Judge William Hendry (middle) was inducted Thursday into
the Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee. Welcoming him to the club
are Ray Worley (left) and Marcos Montes De Oca (right).


Kiwanis plans annual


benefit golf tourney


By Maria Chandler
Okeechobee News
The Kiwanis Club of Okee-
chobee met Thursday at the Brah-
ma Bull Restaurant at 2405 U.S.
441 S.E.
The 10th annual Kiwanis Golf
Scramble will be held April 30 at
the Okeechobee Golf and County
Club, 405 N.E. 131st Lane.
The tournament will get under
way with a shotgun start at 8 a.m.
The entry fee is $50 per player
and includes a continental break-
fast, golf cart, prizes and lunch.
Team prizes are: first place -
a $100 gift certificate to each play-
er; second place a $75 gift cer-
tificate to each player; eighth
place -- a $50 gift certificate to
each player; and, next-to -last a
$25 gift certificate to each player.
The first hole-in-one wins a


$25,000 Dodge Ram Quad Cab
Truck donated by Eddie Accardi
Dodge.
The cost to sponsor a hole is
$150 for a tee or green. For a cor-
porate sponsor, the cost is $300
for a foursome and one tee spon-
sorship.
All proceeds will benefit the
youth of Okeechobee County.
Entries should be sent to Ben
Sims, 104 N.W. Seventh Ave.,
Okeechobee, Fla. 34972. Checks
should be made payable to the
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee.
In other business:
e Karen K. Roberts of Sage-
mark Consulting spoke about
long-term care insurance.
e Judge William Hendry was
inducted into the club, and was
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School District
April 4 through April 8
Monday, April 4
Breakfast:
Cereal and Toast
Breakfast burrito
Lunch:
Chicken Quesadilla
Fish sandwich
Golden corn
Peach cup
Tuesday, April 5.
Breakfast:
Cereal and Toast
Sdper donut
Lunch:
Hamburger deluxe
Hot dog on bun '
Oven baked tater tots
SStrawberry
Wednesday, April 6
Breakfast:
Cereal and Toast
Egg and cheese biscuit
Lunch:
Spaghetti w garlic roll
Chicken sandwich
Garden salad
Mixed fruit
Thursday, April 7
Breakfast:
Cereal and Toast
Breakfast pizza


Lunch:
Taco/Pepperoni "Hot Pockets"
Tuna salad sandwich
Seasoned green beans
Apple wedges
Friday, April 8
Breakfast:
Cereal and Toast
A+ Cinnamon pancakes
Lunch:
Pizza Day
French bread cheese or Fiesta-
da
Smucker's PBJ uncrustable
Vegetable Normandy
Fruit in Jello
Elementary menus:
Each breakfast includes: juice,
choice of entree or cereal and
toast; choice of whole, reduced
fat or lowfat chocolate milk
Each lunch includes: choice of
one entree, choice of two (veg-
etable, fruit or fruit juice), choice
of whole, reduced fat or lowfat
chocolate milk
Meal prices:
Breakfast: $ .75
Reduced: $.30
Lunch $1.25
Reduced: $.40


Courtesy photo/Rotary Club
Rotary event
Residents of Okeechobee were standing in line for the
first Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (L.O.S.T.) ride and run
that was held at Nubbin Slough in 2004. The local Rotary
Club of Okeechobee will have its first annual Lake Okee-
chobee Scenic Trail (L.O.S.T.) Ride and Run on April 23.
The ride will start at 8 a.m. beginning and ending at Nub-
bin Slough. The club kicked off this annual event last
year with the Inaugural Ride, which was a huge success.
Over 100 riders participated and the event raised $3,000,
which was split between Martha's House and scholar-
ships awarded by Rotary.



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School supplies
TOPS 669 collected school supplies for Iraqi children.
Ollie Morgret, leader of TOPS 669 (Take off Pounds Sen-
sibly) presents supplies for Iraqi children to Don South
(left) and Robert Hare (right) of VFW post #9528 in Buck-
head Ridge. Members of TOPS 669 always come through
for needs of the community or specific requests such as
this says Ollie. TOPS 669 meets every Friday morning at
the Methodist Church on Northwest Third Street at 9 a.m.
Anyone wanting to lose weight or maintain weight will
have great support if they wish to attend. Call,.(863)467-
7766 for information.


Obituary


William E Underwood
William F. Underwood, age
78, of Okeechobee, died Thurs-
day, March 31, 2005, at his resi-
dence. Born Dec. 8,1926 in Sweet
Springs, M.,, Mr. Underwood had
been a resident of Okeechobee
since 1989. He retired after serv-
ing 16 and a half years with the
U.S. Navy and 13 and a half years
with General Motors. He was a
member of the Masonic Blue
Lodge, Scottish Rite and VFW in
Marshall, Mo.
Survivors include his beloved
wife of 36 years, Grace Under-
wood of Okeechobee; three sons,
William F. Underwood, Jr. of
Jensen Beach, Barry K. Under-
wood of Royal Palm Beach and
Thomas L. Underwood of Okee-


chobee; stepson, Ron Langham
of Kansas City, Mo.; two daugh-
ters, Bonnie L. Wood of Las Vegas
and Laurie J. Shaw of Okee-
chobee; stepson, nine great
grandchildren; brother, Russell H.
Underwood of Blue Springs, Mo.
and three sisters, Betty Jean Baker.
of Maryville, Mo., Vivian Pearl
Templeton of Keytesville, Mo. and
Donna Witcher of Los Angeles,
Calif.
There will be no visitation or
services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box
1548, Okeechobee, Florida 34973.
All arrangements are under the
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opinion line. Call and express your opinion or ask question
about public issues. You are not required to leave your name.
While we want you to speak out freely, the newspaper reserves
the right to edit calls for clarity, brevity, relevance and fairness.
To speak out call (863)467-2033, fax (863)763-5901 or e-mail:
okeenews@newszap.com. You can also mail submissions to
Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.

Vandalism
"I read in the paper about the kid being arrested for vandalism
and now they have to hire someone to clean up everything he has
painted. I have a suggestion: buy a toothbrush and get that kid out
there and make him clean every bit of it off."
Violence on TV
"I think they need to make a law to monitor the TV The chil-
dren of today see too much violence on there and it gives them
ideas to go out and do something they should not do. If they
would take that off, I think it would help them to learn to do more
things right."
Death Investigation
"I would like to find why there has been nothing in the paper
about the 54-year old Pedro Denova. The crime scene was not
blocked off and they did not investigate. I understand that Okee-
chobee considers it just another Mexican, but he was a father,
friend and a husband." (Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. The
case is still under investigation. We speak to investigator's every
day about the suspicious death, and they have chosen not to
release any information on the case at this point, which is their
right. According to the Government in Sunshine law as long as
there is an active and/or open investigation, the investigating
agency does not have to release information concerning the
case.)
Charities
"Don't waste your money giving it to AIDs research. There will
never be a cure for AIDs. Give to a worthy cause like St. Jude's
Children's Hospital or the charity of your choice."



Community Events


Church sponsors marriage seminars
The Everglades Baptist Church will be hosting a marriage
enrichment weekend. 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 prob-
lem-solving God's way. On April 3, the seminar will be held at
Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., from 8:30 until
11:30 a.m. Childcare will be provided. For information, call
(863) 467-5479.

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 hear-
ing 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 interest-
ed in your church hosting "Signs for Jesus", call the Living Word
of Faith at (863) 763-6869. .
Nutrition program is planned
Learn about the importance of nutrition and prevention at a
free seminar with featured 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 information, call Sher-
ry Jerriel at (863) 763-0669 or (863) 697-0311.
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
situations; and educates, equips and encourages those working
with post-abortive and abortion-minded individuals within
pregnancy care centers, individual ministries and churches.



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Looking Back
This is an early 1920s photograph of the way sugar mills were in the Clewiston area, which is on the south side of Lake
Okeechobee.


Upcoming Events


Sunday
AA 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, 750 N.W 23rd Lane. For information, contact David Fox
at (863) 763-3296.
Tuesday
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior at 8
p.m.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Any-
one 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.
Woman at the Well meet at 7 p.m. in the conference room at
The Gathering for. a weekly 12-step recovery and support group
meeting for women overcoming chemical dependency. For infor-
mation, call (863) 467-1112 or (863) 357-4418.
Camera Club meetings will be 'every other Tuesday, from 5:30
until 6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technology
and how to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic
through extensive. Registration is $20 and each class is $10. Call
Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will
go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at the Golden Corral Restau-
rant at noon. All Rotarians and the public are invited. For informa-
tion, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For infor-
mation, call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall. This is a men's only meeting. For information,
call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Cor-
ral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a
member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at
(863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. The public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information contact Enid Boutrin at
(863) 467-2321.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. 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 that offers support and education for people who have
been diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar, schizophrenia,
schizo-affective disorder or dual diagnosis.
Wednesday
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Ameri-
can Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Okeechobee
Jaycees would like to welcome all energetic young people
between the ages of 21 and 39, who are interested in working
towards the betterment of'our community. For information, call
Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399.
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building,
1600 S.W. Second Ave. from 5 until 6:30 p.m. (behind the Brah-
man Theatre). For information, call (863) 763-1191.
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.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Alternative Lifestyle is meeting at the A.A. Clubhouse (Sobriety
in the Swamp), 50 U.S. 441 S.E., at the corner of U.S. 78 and U.S.
441. For information, call (863) 763-5385.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the
Wal-Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to
show a car you may have, or check out the cars and visit with the
car owners while you listen to the great oldies music.
The Disabled American Veterans meet at 12:30 p.m. at the
V.FW. Post #4423, 300 N.W. 34th St. All service-connected veter-
ans are invited. For information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.
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 infor-
mation, 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. at the fel-
lowship hallat 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.


Community Events


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, Indi-
an 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. Par-
ents are encouraged to come. You can join now only $10. For infor-
mation, 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.
Agenda items include discussion of the Citrus County noise ordi-
nance; restocking the supply of T-shirts, caps, mugs, etc.; and, initi-
ation of some adjustments to the association's by-laws. Immediate-
ly 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.
Big Lake Genealogy Society to meet
The Big Lake Genealogy Society will meet Tuesday, April 12, at
the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., at 7 p.m.
Anyone interested in tracing his/her family history is encouraged to
attend. Membership is $15 annually. Visitors are welcome. For
information, call (863) 467-2036.
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 per-
sonal 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 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 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 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 starting at
8 a.m. For information, call (863) 467-8899. All Chamber members
and their guests are invited. Refreshments will be served.



Upcoming Events


Thursday
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W. Fifth Street, is
open for blood donations from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For informa-
tion, call (863) 467-9360.
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 Everyone
is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence
and abusive relationships. The support groups are held every
Thursday 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.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the
One Stop Center, 123 S.W Park St., in Okeechobee. Represen-
tatives will be available there from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second
language classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will
meet from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. For information, call Hugh Lambert at (863) 763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association, (OCRA) will
meet at 7:30 p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W. Second St. Anyone
interested may attend. For information, contact Frank Coker at
(863) 467-1941.


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Community Events

Red Cross seeks DAT volunteers
The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to be part of
their Disaster Action Team (DAT). The DAT is made up of a group of
trained volunteers who respond to local disasters such as structure
fires, floods, etc. If you would like to give of your time and talents to
help local citizens in a time of disaster, please contact Andy or Can-
dace at the American Red Cross Okeechobee 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.
My Aunt' 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 Cham-
ber 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
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls
and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy
tests, peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting class-
es 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 pregnancy test please call (863) 763-8859.
Drop In Center needs facility
Hilda Navarette, director of Welcome House Drop-In Center, a
program of the Mental Health Association in Indian River County, a
United Way agency, announces that the Okeechobee Drop-In center,
located at 1925 U.S. 441 S.E. which is next door to,the driver's license
office, has experienced severe damages due to Hurricane Jeanne.
While it will be repaired, it is expected to take until the end of Decem-
ber. In the meantime, space is needed to accommodate 10 to 15 visi-
tors on a daily basis. One large room with bathroom facilities is
desired. Please call the temporary MHA telephone in Vero Beach at
(772) 559-4429, and ask for Genie.
Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College 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 education/GED,,Monday through
Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4
p.m.; Seminole Reservation, Brighton, Adults basic
education/GED, Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.;
Church at Larson Dairy, S.R. 70 East, English as a second language,
Tuesday and Thursday, from 4 until 8 p.m.; One-Stop, 123 S.W.
Park St., adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday,
from 7 a.m. until noon; El Centro Santa Fe, 115 S.W. Fifth Ave., Citi-
zenship class, Thursday, from 6:30 until 9 p.m.; Yearling Middle
School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, adult basic education/GED and English
as a second language classes, Monday through Thursday, 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., Eng-
lish as a second language, Tuesday and Thursday from 7 until 9
p.m.
Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206
S.W. 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills
will be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the
internet. For the dates and times of these classes, contact the Okee-
chobee County Library at (863) 763-3536.
Children's Services Council aids families
Okeechobee County Children's Services Council has announced
that with the donation of funds from Everglades Elementary School,
which were matched by the council, 14 families with 48 children
were helped. The families faced a great deal of destruction during the
hurricanes. Many of the children lost all of their, clothing and toys
because the roofs of their homes were tom off by the heavy winds.
The council also received funds from an anonymous.donor and
Seminole Elementary School donated a check that they received
from children in Minnesota. The additional monies granted several
families assistance after the original funds were depleted. Thanks to
all the assistance from the children and families'of Okeechobee.
Other families who still requested assistance were referred to the
Red Cross.
School readiness programs offered
Please call (866) 273-6340 to begin the eligibility process in receiv-
ing reduced fee childcare/preschool, including school-based and
Head Start. You may also get information at this ,number.regarding
just what early learning programs are available ifi Okeechobee
County. Many children are currently being enrolled in school readi-
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Community Events

Book discussion group will meet
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion
Group will continue to meet at 7 p.m. in the Okeechobee
Library meeting room. Everyone who lives to read and discuss
books is invited to attend. The group's schedule is: Thursday,
April 21, "Come Tell Me How You Live", Agatha Christie-Mal-
lowan; 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 infor-
mation, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.
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
Okeechobee County will host a Cinco de Mayo celebration
at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E., on
Saturday, May 7. Events planned include live music, dancing
and family-themed vendors.
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 informa-
tion, contact the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.
AARP
Taxaide is the nation's largest, free, volunteer run, tax coun-
seling preparation service. Their free service can answer most
of the tax issues faced by middle- to low-income taxpayers,
with special attention to taxpayers age 60 or older. Your tax
returns can be filed electronically. Taxaide will be working now
through April 15, on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 a.m. until 1
p.m. at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St. You
need to bring last year's tax return and the necessary papers
needed to file your 2004 tax return. Taxaide does not prepare
state income tax returns. For. information contact Margaret
Burns, district coordinator instructor, at (863) 357-2247.
Grace Christian Schools seek help
Grace Christian Schools need the help of the community and
are seeking tax deductible donations to help rebuild their play-
ground that was damaged during the hurricanes. For more
information, call Grace Christian Schools at (863) 763-3072.
Red Cross needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Volunteer as an American Red
Cross Instructor and teach others the skills they need to save
lives. You can help the American Red Cross reach people in
your community with lifesaving training, including CPR, First
Aid. Automated External Defibrillation, and HIV!A1DS Preven-
tion. Contact the Okeechobee Branch of the American Red
Cross at (863) 763-2488 to find out more. .
Church collecting for care packages
The Living Word of Faith Church of Okeechobee 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 serv-
ing our country 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 Histori-
cal 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 avail-
able at the Historical 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 dis-
cuss programs and needs of the children in the community.
Once a year, agencies request funds through a grant process.
Each council member "adopts" an agency or two as their own
and monitors the programs' services that they provide to our
children. Those interested in completing an application should
contact Cathleen Blair, executive director at (863) 462-4000,
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ORLANDO As progress
continues in the aftermath of the
2004 hurricane season, more
Florida citizens living in tempo-
rary federal housing are moving
back into their homes. However,
the, Department of Homeland
Security's Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA)
wants those residents residing in
emergency group sites (EGS) to
know housing assistance
remains available.
"FEMA's commitment to
helping Floridians recover from
these disasters remains
unchanged, and providing hous-
ing assistance remains a priori-
ty," said Bill Carwile, federal
coordinating officer with FEMA
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canes, EGS were developed
swiftly to supply housing to
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ly have nine EGS statewide with
570 units (8 feet by 25 feet 'or
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is important for occupants of
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sites close, housing assistance
will still be available to eligible
applicants. Emergency group
sites were developed as a short-
term solution to immediately
provide safe, sanitary housing."
In developing the EGS, travel
trailers were placed on identified
available hard surfaces (i.e.
parking lots) where basic need-
ed utilities could easily be con-
nected to units, usually placed
safely above ground.
FEMA also leased pad space
in existing commercial parks to
quickly connect manufactured
units to utilities for victims.
There currently is a combination
of about 2,000 mobile home and
travel trailer units in 200 com-
mercial parks statewide.'
The need for the emergency
and commercial park sites
lessens as residents find perma-
nent housing or move back into
their homes. Occupants at sites
where the leases are expiring
may still be in need of housing
assistance. As they undergo the
recertification process and are
determined to be eligible, FEMA
and the State will continue to
offer housing assistance in the
form of more permanent loca-


tions that could include either
existing rental housing or FEMA-
created mobile home parks.
During this period, the State
and FEMA continually work with
displaced residents to help them
find more permanent housing in
their communities.
Apart from the EGS, FEMA
also has developed mobile
home parks. FEMA mobile home
parks resemble mini-subdivi-
sions with underground utilities.
The parks take 60 days or longer
to develop, depending upon
available land, construction or
permitting constraints. Lots and
infrastructure (power, water and
sewer) are planned, designed
and constructed to meet the cri-
teria of larger mobile home units


(14 feet by 70 feet). Currently,
there are 13 FEMA mobile home
parks with 1,315 units statewide.
FEMA and SERT also have
numerous longer-term mobile
home sites under development
in hard-hit Charlotte, DeSoto,
Escambia, Martin and Santa
Rosa counties to accommodate
more than 450 units. Officials
also continue to scout for park
locations in Escambia, St. Lucie,
Martin, Okeechobee, Palm
Beach and Santa Rosa counties
to place about 400 more housing
units.
Housing units also have been
installed on residents' private
property. Nearly 9,000 travel
trailers and mobile homes are
on private residential property.


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TALLAHASSEE Florida's
Chief Financial Officer Tom Gal-
lagher raised concerns with con-
fusing policy language and recom-
mended solutions for helping
consumers navigate through their
homeowners insurance policies
and storm claims. Gallagher also
said he is turning over consumer
complaints he has received on
confusing policy language to the
Office of Insurance Regulation for
further review.
"Storm victims are dealing with
a number of pressures financial,
family, work and more. My goal.is
to alleviate some of the pressure
by helping storm victims recover
the insurance money due them to
pay for losses," said Gallagher.
"And to make sure there is no pat-
tern of miscommunication to
storm victims, I am turning over
our consumer complaints to the
Office of Insurance Regulation for
further review."
One such confusing situation
deals with depreciation hold-
backs. Gallagher said that Florida
homeowners insurance policies
contain a provision that entitles the
policyholder to the full replace-
ment cost for their home and con-
tents without any depreciation for
materials used. But insurers can
impose a holdback provision and
initially pay a fractional or actual
cash value amount, but they must
explain the procedure for recover-
ing the remainder of the costs of
the loss.
Homeowners who have
replacement cost coverage will get
the amount of money it costs to
complete their repairs or to
replace destroyed contents -
minus what is referred to as recov-
erable depreciation. If a home-
owner did not refuse this coverage
- in writing when the policy was
purchased, then the replacement
cost coverage is automatically
included. '
Last week Gallagher met with
Milton and Denise Phillips at their
home in Lakeland, which was dev-
astated by two hurricanes. "I was
able to explain the process the
Phillips would have to go through
to rebuild their home, because
even after all these months they
were still having trouble getting
their claim finalized and their
home rebuilt," said Gallagher.
Gallagher said he is exploring
solutions to discourage insurance
companies from holding back too


much money or for too long by
requiring the insurer to pay interest,
on the holdback. Gallagher said he
would also like to see insurers,
every six months, re-contact poli-
cyholders entitled to recoverable
depreciation but who have not
applied for it.
Gallagher also pointed to a pro-
vision in Florida homeowners poli-
cies that requires policyholders to
notify their insurers that all repairs
and replacement of property be
submitted and finalized within 180
days to qualify for payment. Unfor-
tunately, some Floridians have
received correspondence from
their insurers that refers to this
deadline and believe they must
make -all repairs and purchase
new contents within this time-
frame.
To make his point, Gallagher
displayed correspondence from
Mr. Robert Hoke, of Perdido Key,
which showed a message from an
adjuster saying Mr. Hoke had 180
days to purchase his lost contents
if he wanted to receive recoverable
depreciation. However, Mr. Hoke's
condominium probably won't be
rebuilt for two to three years.
"Because of the incredible
widespread damage caused by
last year's storms and the amount
of time it has taken to settle all
claims we do not expect this dead-
line to be enforced," said Gal-
lagher. "But if someone is threat-
ened with such a deadline, I want
to hear about it."
Gallagher reminded policy-
holders that they need to keep all
receipts for any work done and for
contents purchased to provide to
their insurer for reimbursement.
Also, he recommended con-
sumers get more than one esti-
mate for repairs and pick the lesser
of the estimates to prevent con-
flicts over price gouging.
Policyholders may also have
any estimate approved by the
insurer in advance, which could
be helpful if short-term financial
assistance is needed to complete
repairs or to replace contents.'
For more information or to
request assistance consumers can
contact the Department of Finan-
cial Services hurricane insurance
hotline at (1) (800) 22-STORM.
Consumer guides explaining Flori-
da homeowners insurance poli-
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Golfers can test their knowledge


You think you know the Mas-
* ters? I bet there is plenty about this
First Major that you don't know.
Read on and see if I can fill you in
with this little Masters quiz,
True or False: Bobby Jones
named the tournament "The Mas-
ters"
Bobby Jones did conceive this
event along with Clifford Roberts in
-1934. Roberts is the one who pro-
-posed naming the event The Mas-
.ters. Jones thought it was too pre-
-sumptuous. They settled on the
Augusta National Invitation Tourna-
,ment. After using that name for five
years, Jones relented and the name
was officially changed to The Mas-
ters. So, this answer would be False.
True or False: Bobby Jones
dominated the field in the early
years of The Masters
An early decision was whether
Jones would play or serve as an
Official. Jones preferred not to com-
pete but was persuaded by the
Club's members to join the field. In
the 12 Tournaments that Jones
played, his best finish was 13th in
1934. While many think that Bobby
Jones is the greatest player to play
the game, he struggled in this event.
False again.,
In 1943, 1944 and 1945 which


Fairways and
Highways
by Daniel Shube


were more plentiful at Augusta?
Birdies; Eagles or Turkeys.
Believe it or not, during these
three years there was not a single
Eagle recorded during the Masters.
There were no Birdies either. If you
answered "C" Turkeys, you got it
correct. During these war years,
The Masters was not played and the
course was used to raise cattle and
turkeys!
True or False: The winner's
green jacket is theirs to keep.,
The winner does get to take
home their green jacket. However,
according to tradition, the next year
it is returned to the club where it is
kept. So this would be False.


True or False: The Champions
Dinner can be whatever the
defending champion selects?
This tradition began during the
1952 event when defending cham-
pion Ben Hogan gave a dinner for
all the previous winners. Served the
Tuesday night of Masters week, the
champion can in fact plan the
entire menu. Since he also gets the
check, it should be his choice! So
this is True.
Who has won the most Masters
championships?
Arnold Palmer; B. Jack Nick-
laus; C. Gary Player or D.Horton
Smith
Horton Smith won the first
event. Gary Player was the first
international winner in 1961. The
King won four times. If you
answered B, as in Bear, you would
be correct. The Golden Bear has
won six times.
Last year Arnie played his final
Masters. How many consecutive
Masters had Palmer played in?
A. 25; B. 40; C. 50 or D. 53.
Arnie's Army will be missing
their fearless leader. He has
marched up the fairways of Augus-
ta for 50 consecutive years. "C" is
correct.
Which of these amateurs won
the Masters?


A. Ken Venturi; B. Frank Strana-
han; C. Charles Coe or D. None of
the above.
Venturi, Stranahan and Coe all
'finished second. There has not
been an amateur winner of The
Masters. The answer is "D".
Which of the following were
named after President Eisenhower?
A. Eisenhower Cabin; B. Eisen-
hower Tree; C. All of the Above or
D. None of the Above.
The Eisenhower Cabin, used by
club members and broadcasters,
was actually named after First Lady,
Mamie Eisenhower. The'Eisenhdw-
er Tree stands left center of the fair-
way at No. 17, approximately 195
yards from the tee. The former
President hit the tree so often -he
campaigned to have it removed.
Correct answer is "B".
So, did any of these stump you?
If not, don your green jacket! Either
way, now you are better prepared
to watch this revered golf tradition.
Listen to Daniel Shube host
Inside Golf at 1400ESPN.com
Wednesday nights from 7 until 9
p.m.


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Sports. Briefs,


- Booster club
- plans meeting
The Okeechobee High School
'Parent Booster Club will meet
Monday, 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 invit-
ed to attend
For information contact OHS
Athletic Director Mike Radebaugh
at (863) 462-5025, or club presi-
dent 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 arid 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.
Links tourney aids
wildlife center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation
Center will host its annual golf
tournament at the Okeechobee
Golf and Country Club on April 23.
The scramble will begin at 8
a.m. and will be followed by a
luncheon and the presentation of
trophies and prizes. .
The cost is only $45 per golfer'
and includes the round of golf,
cart, lunch and prizes.
For information, 'contact Bon-
nie Matteo at 634-6805.
Headturners3.com
plans new bass trail
\ Headturners3.com has
announced its new one-man, one-
.boat; one-day bass tournament
trail beginning on April 24.
The kick off event for this new
trail will 'take place on Sunday,
April' 24, at Roland and Mary Ann
Martin's Marina and Resort 'in
Clewiston.
Information is available on
their website at www.headturn-
ers3.com.
Kiwanis Club hosts
annual golf tourney
The. Kiwanis Club will host its
10th annual golf scramble.on Sat-
urday, April 30, at the Okeechobee
Golf and Country Club, beginning
at 8a.m. with a shotgun start.


The $50 entry fee includes a
continental breakfast, cart, prizes
and lunch.
Team prizes are: first place -
$100 gift certificate each player;
second place -$75 gift certificate
each player; eighth place $50 gift
certificate each player; next-to-last
place $25 gift certificate each
player. The first hole-in-one wins a


$25,000 Dodge Ram Quad C,ab
Truck donated by Eddie Accardi
Dodge. Hole sponsorships are
$150 for a tee or Green. Corporate
sponsorships are $300 for a four-
some and one tee sponsorship.,
All proceeds will benefit the
youth of Okeechobee County.
For information, contact Ben
Sims at (863) 467-8118.


Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Watching weigh-ins
This pup watches the teen bass tourney weigh-ins Satur-
day afternoon at Okee-Tantie Marina. It is owned by Char-
lie and Bill Hays. Charlie is the youth director for the
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First case,

of EEE for

'05 reported
TALLAHASSEE Florida Agri-
culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son. says this year's first case of
Eastern Equine Encephalitis has
been reported in Union County
and he is urging horse owners to
have their animals vaccinated
against mosquito-borne illness-
es.
The three-year-old horse was
seen by a local veterinarian who
suspected Eastern Equine
Encephalomyelitis (EEE). On
March 22, lab testing confirmed
the diagnosis of EEE. The testing
also revealed an exposure to the
West Nile Virus (WNV), which
may. have complicated the
horse's condition.
"Horse owners have done a
good job in getting their animals
properly vaccinated over the
past few years and we have seen
a significant drop in the number
of equine WNV cases," Mr. Bron-
son said. "But it is critical that we
don't become complacent. Mos-
quito season is upon us and the
chances of contracting these dis-
eases have, of course, increased.
Horse owners are reminded that
their- animals' vaccinations must
be up to date, including the nec-
essary booster shots."
In 2004, there were 48 report-
ed cases of EEE in horses and six
confirmed equine WNV cases.
That compares with nearly 500
reported WNV cases in 2002. A
vaccination, against WNV
became available in the summer
of 2001 and EEE vaccinations
have been around for years.
Mr. Bronson is also urging
Florida residents and visitors to
take precautions against mos-
quito bites to reduce the chance
of contracting mosquito-borne
illnesses. People are urged to
avoid being outdoors at dusk
and dawn when mosquitoes are
most active and, if they must be
outside at those times, to wear
loose-fitting, long-sleeve shirts
and pants. People are also urged
to use mosquito repellent con-
taining DEET. Residents should
take steps to eliminate mosquito
breeding grounds on their prop-
'erty by removing standing water
from birdbaths, kiddie pools, old
tires and other items where
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USDA announces sign-up for livestock assistance program


OKEECHOBEE Eligible pro-
ducers may sign-up at their local
USDA Service Center, for USDA's
Livestock Assistance program
(LAP) and American Indian
Livestock Feed Program
(AILFP), announced Diane Con-
way, County Executive Director,
of the Okeechobee Farm Service
Agency. Sign-up began March
14.
S"We are pleased to be able to
provide these benefits to produc-
ers as quickly as possible," Con-
way said. "Natural disasters are
unpredictable weather events
that put farmers and ranchers at
risk, as they work to produce a
dependable and affordable
national food supply."
These programs will provide
relief to livestock producers who
have suffered grazing losses in
2003 and 2004 due to drought,
severe weather and related caus-
es, and have limited safety net
and risk management tools
available.
To speed up the process, pro-
ducers may sign up for these
programs online from their
home or business beginning in
April or at any USDA Service
Center across the nation. To sign
tip online, producers must first
establish an e-authentication
identity in their local USDA Ser-
vice Center. Currently, producers


also may sign u online for
USDA's Farm Service Agency
(FSA) Loan Deficiency Payment
Program and the Direct and
Counter-cyclical Payment Pro-
gram.
The LAP and AILFP programs
were authorized by the Military
Construction and Appropria-
tions and Emergency Hurricane
Supplemental Appropriations
Act; 2005 (2005 ACT), to provide
disaster assistance for producers
who suffered losses in 2003 or
2004.
LAP and AILFP share many of
the same eligibility characteris-
tics, such as: A producer's graz-
ing land (LAP) or the tribal gov-
erned land (AILFP) must be
located in a county designated as
a primary disaster county under
a Presidential or Secretarial dis-
aster declaration. The county
must have been approved as a
primary disaster county on or
after Jan. 1, 2003, for a disaster
occurring through Dec. 31, 2004.
. Assistance will not be available
in contiguous counties, A county
may meet eligibility require-
ments for both 2003 and 2004;
however, a producer in that
county may receive benefits for
only one of those calendar years.
Producers may receive benefits
under both LAP and AILFP for
the same year.


The 2005 Act provides that
producers who reduced the
number of livestock because of a
natural disaster shall not be
penalized for those reductions.
If, because of a natural disaster,
a producer sold eligible livestQck
that were placed on grazing land
(LAP) or tribal governed land
(AILFP) on or after Jan. 31, 2003,
the producers will receive com-
pensation for the entire disaster
payment period. Benefits will be
based on the number of live-
stock the producer would have
owned if the disaster had not
occurred. For livestock that were
sold in the course of routine
business, producers will receive
benefits for those animals only
up to the date of sale.
Producers of dairy and beef
cattle; bison and beefalo; goats;
swine; sheep; and certain
equine, elk and reindeer are now
eligible to participate in both
programs. Provisions of specific
eligibility for each program are
as follows:
Livestock
Assistance Program
The LAP is a grazing loss pro-
gram that will pay eligible live-
stock producers for grazing loss-
es on a per head basis of eligible
livestock. A producer must have
control of adequate grazing land


to support the eligible livestock
and the producer must possess
beneficial interest in eligible live-
stock that have been owned or
leased for at least three months.
During 2003 or 2004, a livestock
producer must have suffered a
40 percent or greater 10$5 of
grazing production for three or
more consecutive months due to
natural disasters
The 2005 Act also imposes a
requirement that limits assis-
tance to persons with a gross
revenue limit of $2.5 million,
which is a change from the pre-
vious LAP. A $40,000 per person
payment limitation also applies
to LAP assistance.


American
Indian Livestock,
Assistance Program
AILFP will provide reimburse-
ment of expenses for purchases
of livestock feed- for producers
whose livestock were on tribal-
governed land at the time of a
natural disaster. Payments are
made directly to the livestock
owners and based on the small-
er of either 30 percent of basic
feed needs, stated as the Animal
Unit Day (AUD) for eligible live-
stock, or the actual dollar
amount of livestock feed pur-
chases recorded on receipts.
As in the past, tribal govern-


ments will request to enter into a
government-la-government con-
tract for areas meeting the loss
criteria. In addition to meeting
other loss criteria, the tribal gov-
erned land must have had a loss
of grazing production in excess
of 35 percent. Livestock owners
will receive benefits for the actu-
al number of livestock that were
present on tribal-governed land
during the disaster payment peri-
od in which supplemental feed
was provided. USDA's Web site,
http://disaster.fsa.usda.gov/ pro-
vides producers with one con-
venient location for details on
new and existing disaster assis-
tance.


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Livestock
Report
March 29, 2005


Cows
Breaking $60.00
Cutter' $57.50
Canner
Bulls
1.000-1500 $70.00
1500-2000 $73.00


Calves
Cows
Strs
Hfrs
Bulls
Yrlngs
Mix
Total


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Cattle prices continue to be good
on all classes of cattle. Cow and
Bulls were $2 higher, calves were
steady. Everything still looking
good. Cows for sale, .75 head of
bred pairs.
Top calf price goes to Adams Cut-
fing Horse, of Fort Pierce and Rum
Creek, Arcadia with a high of
$2.35. B & K Cattle of Fort Pierce
topped the cow market with a
high of $65.50.
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Public recycling
drop-off bins open
Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance
Facility, 306 N.W. Ninth Ave., and
the Okeechobee Landfill, 10800
N.E. 128th Ave. The vehicle
maintenance facility is open
from 8 a.m. until noon and from
1 p.m. until 5 p.m., Monday
through Friday. It is closed on
weekends and holidays. Only
recyclable materials such as
newspaper, aluminum and
metal cans, corrugated card-
board, glass jars and bottles and
plastics #1 through #7 are
accepted at the public facilities.
Items not accepted include:
plastic shopping bags; commer-
cial business items; tires; appli-
ances; electronic devices; yard
trash; household trash; oil, gas,
paint or household hazardous
waste; and, batteries. For more
information: contact Russell
Rowland, county solid waste
manager, at (863) 763-1811; or,
Waste Management of Okee-
chobee at (863) 357-0111, or
(863) 763-4818.
Red Cross
needs instructors
Have you saved a life today?
Volunteer as an American Red
Cross Instructor and teach oth-
ers the skills they need to save
lives. You can help. the American
Red Cross.reach people in your
community with lifesaving train-
ing, including CPR, First Aid,
Automated External Defibrilla-
tion, and HIV/AIDS Prevention.
Contact the Okeechobee Branch
of the American Red, Cross at
(863) 763-2488 to find out more.
Volunteers for
elderly.are needed
The Long-Term Care
Ombudsman Council is seeking
volunteers to serve as advocates
for residents of nursing homes
and assisted living facilities. Vol-
unteers are specially trained arid
certified to investigate and
resolve resident complaints and


to carry out inspections of facili-
ties. Licensed social workers,
pharmacists, elder law attor-
neys, physicians, nurses and
others with a sincere interest in
the elderly are urged to apply.
Call Linda Slattery at (772) 595-
1385.
Club has
quilts for sale
The Tantie Quilters now have
baby and regular size quilts for
sale. For more information call
Margaret Smith at (863) 467-
8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863)
467-0183.
Birth control for
animals is offered
'Martin County A.B.C. Pro-
gram is available for Okee-
chobee residents. The rates to
spay/neuter cats and dogs are:
female cat $15; male cat $10;
female dog $25; and male dog -
$25. Applications may be picked
up at the PennySaver, St. Vin-
cent's, Salvation Army or Animal
Control. For more information,
call (772) 283-4137 or (772) 336-
0339.
Vaccine for
rabies required
The Florida State Animal Law
828.30 Rabies vaccination of
dogs, cats and ferrets. Okee-
chobee County Ordinance Sec.
10-111, Vaccination against
rabies required and Okee-
cfiobee City Ordinance 4-26,
vaccinations. All dogs, cats and
ferrets 4 months and older must


be vaccinated once a year by a
licensed veterinarian against
rabies with a United States Gov-
ernment approved vaccine. Ani-
mal' licenses are purchased at
the Animal Control facility with
proof of current rabies vaccina-
tion. For more information, call
Animal Control at 357-3225.
Volunteers needed
at the art center
Volunteers are needed to vol-
unteer time at Raulerson Art and
Cultural Center, Inc., to help
with ceramics, for days or
evenings. Raulerson Art and Cul-
tural Center is a non-profit
organization and proceeds will
go towards local art scholar-
ships. For information, call Kelly
Raulerson at 357-1199.
Ad Litem program
needs volunteers
This year, hundreds of kids on
the Treasure Coast will be
abused, neglected or aban-
doned. If you have as little as
two hours per week, then you
can help. Guardian Ad Litem vol-
unteers are needed to speak up
for these children. Training for
new volunteers will be held in
your area soon. Volunteers are
needed in St. Lucie, Indian River,
Martin and Okeechobee coun-
ties. Call the Guardian Ad Litem
program at (772) 785-5804, for
more information and an appli-
cation. Just two hours of your
time each week will make a dif-
ference in the lives of these chil-
dren.


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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, April 1,
through Thursday, April 7, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Million Dollar Baby"
(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 II "Miss Congefliality 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 cit-
izens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.


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SMart parking lot, has com-
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dog/Curr. Call to de-
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male, 863-357-2070.

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441. Brownish red. Please
Scall 863-697-6129.


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tery & Tire. (863)634-
3689 or 763-151 or 467-
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nice, with mistle rack-and
kneelers, 15ft long, Must
haul. (863)763-7613.

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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
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Permits (ERP) and Management and Storage of Surface
Waters (MSSW) permits in Okeechobee, Glades, High-
lands, and a portion of St. Lucie counties. Work is con-
ducted in a deadline oriented Section. A B.S./B.A. degree
in Civil or Agricultural Engineering preferred or related
field. ERP and MSSW permitting experience desired. 4 or
more years of qualifying experience in the area of water
resources required. Candidates must be able to work as
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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
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forklift. HS. Diploma, Com-
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experience. Apply in person
at Cabbage Florida, 8751
NW 240th St or fax resume
to 863-357-1162
AUTO MECHANIC
Experienced with some
diagnostic skills. Apply:
A&B Towing & Repair,.
712 N. Parrott Ave., Okee-
chobee. 8a-5p, Mon-Fri.
BARBER OR BEAUTICIANS
FT/PT $30 Chair rent or
30% Commission Rocky
(863)763-7396
CABLE TV Cable techs
needed for collections/
disconnect. Many routes
available throughout
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Okeechobee Co's. Will
train. Full time flexible
hours. Earn $700-$1800
wkly plus benefits. Must
have clean van or P/U,
Driv. lic. and ins.
561-719-8292.
EOE DFWP
CLOSER & PROCESSOR
Needed for growing title
company. Fax resume to:
863-357-3955


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

Counter Sales, Mobile
Home Depot, paperwork,
No Eve/Sun, benefits, Ap-
ply at 1153 Hwy 441 SE.
Daily Work/Daily Pay.
Report 6am @ 105 SW3rd
Ave @ Labor Finders.
863-467-9193
DRIVER, CASHIER
OR ATTENDANT
Competitive pay, benefits
and mileage reimburse-
ment. Will train responsi-
ble person. Apply at Ft.
Drum Citgo, mm 184, Fl.,
Turnpike (863)763-9383
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benefits!.Apply at:
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DUMP TRUCK DRIVER
Must nave Class A or B
license Experience in oper-
ating equipment a plus.
Sell motivated Pay asked
orn exp 863-634-0848
DUMP TRUCK DRIVER
CDL Licensed A or B.
Experience Mon-Fn.
9am-5pm (77'21464-2582
Experienced help
Needed at Flower Shop
Apply in person.
202 NE 2nd St., Sulle 5
SALON needs Motivaled,
Stylist, Full or Par Time,
Call (863)467-3030


$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


MECHANIC
SLykes Citrus Management Division has openings for a
full time mechanic at its Basinger Grove Shop. Duties
include diagnosing, repairing, and maintaining com-
pany vehicles, tractors, and equipment. Need some
experience in diesel & gasoline engines, hydraulics,
air conditioning and automotive electrical. Welding
and fabrication experience is a plus but not required
GROVE LABORER
Lykes Citrus Management has openings for Grove-La-
borer at it Basinger Grove. Theses positions involve
repair to drip irrigation systems and performing weed
and vine removal; hand tasks as needed.
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
Lykes Citrus Management has openings'for Equipment
Operator at its Basinger Grove. These positions involve
operating and servicing grove equipment; performing
hand labor tasks as needed.
HERBICIDE OPERATOR
Lykes Citrus Management has an opening for Herbicide
Operator' in is herbicide operations. Duties include op-
erating double boom herbicide tractors in citrus groves,
Equipment operator experience required. Herbicide ex-
perience desired but not required.
Lykes offers competitive wages, benefit package andr
paid holidays.
Interested applicants should apply in person at the
Lykes Basinger Grove office, 490 Buckhorn Road (8
,miles East of Londa on Highway 98).
Affirmative
'Action Employer
Drug Free Wprkplace
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Positions Currently Available Include:
Weh1ldf / Fabricator Water Well Driller
Job Shop Helper Pump /'Water Treatment Tech
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


HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR l
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 anl 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.



OFFICE HELP
Established business seeking Experienced
office help. Must be responsible & dependa-
ble. Computer skills necessary.
Interview in person.
Fri., 4/8/05, 8am-5pm.
or Sat., 4/9/05, 8am-1 pm.
TRIPLE E EQUIPMENT
6600 Hwy 70 East
863-467-8300
Fax 863-467-8301

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


Senior Nursing Supervisor &
Registered Nurses
The Florida.Civil Commitment Center is a secure
residential behavioral health facility located in
DeSoto County, FL.
Immediate full time openings for RNs and a Senior
Nursing Supervisor. Experience in psychiatric or
correctional setting a plus.
Competitive salary & benefits package,
8-hour day shift, 40 hour work week.
One hour southeast of Sarasota and Bradenton.
Call Carol Wertley at 800-331-7122/day or
610-389-7437/evening, fax resume to 610-668-7689
or email: carolw@libertyhealth.com. EOE.


DISTRIBUTOR ROUTE SALES
License & credit checked
Flowers Baking Co. LLC
Call (561)252-5968
For Appointment
EOE DFWP

Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:r
406 N. W 4th Street.(863) 357-2442


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


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

IMMEDIAT,' ,,P.I
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


EXECUTIVE
DIRECTOR
Prenatal/Infant health coali-
tion seeks Exec. Dir. with
Experience in contracts,
fiscal mgmt, program
planning, MCH issues.
Masters degree in related
field and three years man-
agement experience pre-
'ferred. OR Bachelors with
five years experience.
Closing April 15. Mail re-
sume to Healthy Start Coa-
lition, PO Box 2560, Okee-
chobee, FL. 34973 or fax
863-462-5878
HEAVY
EQUIPMENT
OPERATOR
TRAINING FOR
EMPLOYMENT


Bulldozers, Backhoes
Loaders, Dump Trucks
Graders, Scrapers
Excavators
. Next Class: Apr. 18th
National Certification
Financial Assistance
-Job Placement
800-383-7364
Associated Training Services
www.atsn-schools.com


FULL TIME ,
BOOKKEEPER
Needed full charge book-
keeper, Min. 5 yrs experi-
ence, Must have Quick-
book Knowledge, $30K+
and benefits, Fax resume
to (863)467-9396 for
appt. (863)467-0400 ask
for Laura at Travel Easy
RV.
$ GET PAID TO SHOP!$
Mystery Shoppers needed
immediately in your local
area, as seen on TV.
Make $, flexible hours,
.complete training. Intemet
access required.
Call 800-736-5572.


GROUNDS KEEPER
Experience In:
eWeed eating
*Edging
*Mowing.
Long Term Contract.
Fax: 561-622-9077
-or Call:
1-800-548-6462
ext. 203.
Indiantown.

Service Electrician &
Petroleum Technician
Clean driving record,
DFWP, 401k, paid
holidays/vacation.
Wilson Petroleum
Equipment
(772)468-3689


r EQUIPMENT OPERATOR -
WATER DISTRIBUTION TECH II


5 yrs. recent exp. w/heavy equipment,
exp. in construction & maintenance of
a water utility system & FL CDL "A"
req 'd. 412.17-$17.40/DO. Exc.
Benefits. Complete application on line
at www.fDua.com.
FORT PIERCE UTILITIES AUTHORITY
500 BOSTON AVE
FT PIERCE, FL 34950
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HEAVY EQUIPMENT
OPERATOR
Experience Operating &
Maintaining
TRACTORS &
BACKHOES.
Long Term Contract.
Fax: 561-622-9077
or Call:
1-800-548-6462
ext. 203
Indiantown.

JANITORIAL HELP
WANTED
For Saturdays & Sundays
only. Mature & responsible
person needed to clean the
parking lot & common
areas of the Winn Dixie
shopping center in
Okeechobee. $325. per
month. (561)261-1021.



NEEDED

LAUNDRY

WORKER
Seeking mature,
responsible
person to work full
time in laundry.
Must be Bilingual.
Apply In Person At:
406 N.W. 4th St.

Lawn Service now hiring.
Must have min. 1 yr exp w/
commercial lawn service,
Svalid dr. lie., over 18, will-
ing to work long hours.
SCall 467-8001, 9-5

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

OFFICE ASSISTANT
SFT/Experience a MUST.
,' Call Chris @
S 863-634-0211

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, SENIOR NURSING
SUPERVISOR &
REGISTERED NURSES
SDeSoto County, Florida
The Florida Civil Commit-'
ment Center is a secure
residential behavioral
health facility with full time
openings for RNs and a
Senior Nursing Supervisbr.
Experience in psychiatri;
- or correctional-setting a
-"plus: Competitive'-*lary
:: and benefits package, 8-
hour day shift, 40-hour
work week. One hour
southeast of Sarasota and
Bradenton.
Call Carol Wertley at:
800-331-7122/day or
610-389-7437/
evening-, fax resume to
- 610-668-7689 or
email:
carolw@liberty
health.com.
EOE

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




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BABYSITTER NEED: In my
Some for 8 mo. old child.
Mon. & Wed. 5:30p-8:30p
Call 863-801-3364

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online at
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mailto: classad@newszap.com

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



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Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment A5
Carpets-'Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins.'Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer Video 580
Crafts. Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 6t.05
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment,'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps.'Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660)
Office Supplies.'
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies,'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 205
Stereo Equipment 710
Television Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


AIR.CONDITIONER: 2005 3
Ton Package Unit w/Heat.
Never installed. $1150.
(954)309-8659

AIR CONDS- (1)- 3 ton, (1)-'
5 ton, used 6 months,
$750 for both will sell sep-
arate. (239)243-6083.


INDIAN LANCE Rare, From
the Plains Indian. Museum
quality. $2500. (863)763-
0072.
How do you find a job in to-
day's competitive mar-
ket? In the employment
section of the classi-
fieds.


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


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

Refrigerator, Commercial,
8x79x32, 3 dr, see thru,
$500 neg. You Haul. 863-
763-6257/763-0818.
REFRIGERATOR, Hotpoint
side by side w/ice & water
Sin 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, 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.



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.

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




INDOOR/OUTDOOR CAR-
PET-Sears, new, 8.5x12,
teal blue, UV protected,
$50. (863)674-1695.



Car Seat w/base, Exer-sau-
cer, baby bath & much
more. $125 for all, will
sep. 863-357-7136
GRECO CRIB SET Converts
to Day bed & then to a
double bed. $125. Or best
offer. (863)357-3575.


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-
warelprograms, 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

BUNK BEDS Twin, Solid
wood w/bunky boards.
Rarely used. $225 863-
634-5943.
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. -
COUCHII & LOVESEAT, Bas-
set, Floral design. $150 for
both. (863)467-0924

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


GLIDER CHAIR- 2 seat,
needs cushions, $10.
(863)763-1997.

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





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


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

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, 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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WEDDING BANDS; Trio Set,
white gold, diamonds,
$600. (863)467-0108



WALKER: VACARE w/Front
whis. Will hold person up
to 300 lbs. & 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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ORGAN- Hammond, Model
Elegant, 2 manual, full
pedal, Best offer, Free to
church or non profit.
(863)675-0215.
ORGAN, Lowery, Big Holi-
day 1st, Must See!. $300.
(863)610-0521 ask for




AMERICAN PIT BULL TER-
RIERS- ABA Reg, all col-
ors, 8 wks old, (863)697-
2750.
APPALOOSA MARE- 6yr
old, some training, $600
or bedt offer. (863)763-
7608.
Baby Bunnies for Easter,
different colors to choose
from, $5. (863)357-1035

.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.
MINIATURE DACHSHUND
4 Males & 1- (F) Adult.
CKC reg. Colors vary $425
Neg. 863-357-2250
MINI SCHNAUZER- F, salt/
pepper, 3 /2 yrs old, good
w/older kids & adults,
$300, (863)357-0147.
PEACH DOVES, (2), old
enough to eat on their
own, $20 each. (863)675-
6214 aft 6 pm.
PIT BULL PUPPIES
Ready to go, $100.
(863)697-1725.
*l


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.


HUGE PHOTOS
Family, friends, scenery
or pets from your photo.
Elliott's Quick Photo
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553



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

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



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



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.


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




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



PORTABLE. OXYGEN
MACHINE- that will run off
12 volt or 110. (863)357-
1715.

WE BUY SCRAP GOLD
Elliott's Pawn.
419 W.S.'Park
Call 863-763-5553


Agriculture




Christmas Trees 7'45
Farm Equipment 305
Farm Feed Products8 1
Farm Miscellaneous 815-
Farm Produce 5201
Farm Services
Offered c. 2
Farm Supplies
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 8-15
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 8355
Poultry. Supplies 1:60
Seeds Plants.
Flowers 865



QUARTER HORSE, MARE,
Registered, Leo-3 Bars,
Rides, Barrels, Child safe.
$2500 (863)675-4981



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, 18hp, 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 Snapper,
28" cut, 10 hp Briggs &
Stratton. Exc. cond., $600
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


AUC170NU.RS
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Rentals



Apartments rj5
Business Places I10
Commercial
Property 15
Condos
Townhouses Rent 921.'
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930'.
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent -i15
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960


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

OKEECHOBEE- 2/2, fully
furnished, $875, 1st, last
& Security. (863)634-
3572.






Space Avail. Imned. 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, willing to divide
into 2 separate office
spaces, close to hospital
For information 467-0831.



ADORABLE TURNKEY 2/2
MH 1/4 mi from Henry
Creek Lock/Boat Ramp.
sm pets OK., full sz W/D.
Carport & boat prkg avail.
Lg. lot, well maint. Make
reservations for '06. Avail
10/05 thru 04/06. $1500/
mo + utils incl. (863)441-
4230.



Real Estate




Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property"- Sale 1010
Condos'
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale lu35
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 1010
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property1080



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

MOORE HAVEN AREA,
Historic Frame House
on 9 acres w/pond, paved
road & city water. Oaks &
Citrus Tree's on property.
$300,000. 863-946-0189


CLEARED 100 X 140 utilities
in Brindaban Forest ready
for mobile $49,900 C21
Horizon (561)602-6283



GATED MOUNTAIN COM-
MUNITY NEAR ASHE-
VILLE, NC Spectacular
wooded lots- great views!
Paved roads, clubhouse,
world-class trout fishing,
hiking trails & more! Bear
River Community.
(866)411-5263.
Time to clean out the attic,
basement and/or gar-
age? Advertise your yard
sale in the classified
and make your clean up a
breeze!


C0t a.,r rather In,,,matn,,

800-257-4161
www.hingenbotham.com


Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
1-800-466-1930
www.jacobsonauction.com
AB 111 AU 237



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


Mobile Homes




Mobile Home Lots ?i05i
Mobile Home Parts "0011
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 204w



MOBILE HOME 2001 Dou-
ble Wide, 2/2, New carpet/
title. Excellent condition.
$30,000. (863)467-6079
*NEW 2005 HOME*
Enjoy your home, lot
and club house in
Palm Village Ranch,
3/2 w/many upgrades.
Raised screened front
porch, carport & shed.
WIND ZONE III
863-467-4555


OKEECHOBEE, 3/2, Central
Heat & Air, Porches, Wa-
terfront, Lake -aGcess.
SFenced yard Hi.'I Tub/,
Many extra's Ruu:.i see!
Call Jay 863-634-3451

PARK MODEL
ON TAYLOR CREEK
Ready for you and
your toothbrush. Fully
furnished with addition
and your own private
dock. Looks like a
model. $36,000
863-467-4555


Park Trailer. 32' W/FI/rm,
C/A, Sm. Adult Park. Furn.
5940 HWY 441 SE lot 12
$12k 863-467-8830


Recreation




Boats JBi',0
Campers 'RVs 31111)
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories W02i
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles F 1030
Sport Vehicles ATVs(9 :


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/
tri 140HP I/O Exc. cond.
$1500 (863)467-6876

House Boat '01
2t 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.
OZARK '86 Fiberglass V-
bottom w/75 HP Mariner.
PTT-trl. Very, Very, Low
Hrs. Mist see good cond.
$3,500 neg (863)467-
0136

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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.
TRAVEL TRAILER, 22 Ft.
Nice shape. Must see!
$550 863-610-0064 Call
after 6 pm.
TRAVEL TRAILER, 34 Ft.
Prowler, Real nice. $4200.
Call (863)675-0377


AUCTION
100 Homesites in Highlands County, FL
h'is if s tOr/0i1 chance to own property in II. ,..,
County! llomesites radtgefi'om 1/1 to 1/2 acre,s
inclitdiig lakefronlt & golf course properties,

Over 10 h ormesites will be 'old 11.1,fot' to the
last and highest bidder; regardle.ws' of prieec!

This is a perfect opportiutity t, pirlchas.c
property for investment, primary residence,
vacation home or retirement h ome sites.







Plus! 2 Large Tracts in Levy County to be sold
in parcels! Call for details....


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

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

ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John
Deere or Kawasaki Mule.
$900. (863)692-2229.
FORD BRONCO, '79 parts
only, $300. ISUZU PUP
'85- parts only, $150.
(863)763-5147.
MOTOR & TRANS- 4.3,
manual trans, 5 spd over-
drive, $600 neg.
(863)234-1798.


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


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, 101/4 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 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




AWARD '94, 30', Like New.
$5,500. (863)946-1815
or (863)946-3333.


Automobiles




Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4rj10
Classic Cars 4(015
Commercial Trucks 402u
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 40130
Four Wheel Drive 403"'
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 1045
Pickup Trucks 41050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4100"
Utility Trailers 10655
Vans 4070


BUICK LESABRE, '96-
needs minor work, $550.
(863)763-7023.

CHEVY. CAMARO, '88,
needs transmissionwork,
$450 or best offer.
(863)697-8662
DODGE ARIES WAGON
.. iF.I i : ], 1 p:l'r nt f
'47,'0 r mi'1I600 I :o r r, ;

FORD-TAURUS. '9, '9, dark
green, nice body, cold a/c,
minor work, $1500.
(863)763-1138 8
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.
NOVA, '72- 6cyl, auto, 79K
miles, drive while you re-
store. $1850 (863)634-'
0526.
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PONTIAC CUTLASS SU-
PREME '94 AT, runs good
$250.0(863)763-5519

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.restorestored or sold $1500
neg (772)979-3489




CLASSIC JEEP CHEROKEE
'85 runs & in good shape
$1250 or best offer
(863)763-0072.
FORD BRONCO, '87- 4x4,
5.81t, body in good shape,
runs but needs work,
$2500 (863)634-4338.
JEEP WRANGLER, '92-
4x4, $1800 neg. Call for
more information.
(863)697-3656.


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


3'Piece Bedroom Set
The two pieces pictured here
are part of a three-piece set
that features a handsome oak
finish and clean lines that
blend well with any decor.
The dresser (not pictured)
measures about 60 in. wide
by 32 in. tall, the chest of
drawers stands 32 in. high by
30 in. wide and the night
stand is'about 20 in. wide by
22 in. tall. All three pieces
are 16 in. deep.

3-Piece Bedroom Set plan
(No. 768)... $8.95
6-Piece Pine Bedroom Set
(No. C56) ...$24.95
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


Marine
-Acce, ssories 30201


m


...... ...


TAILGATE for Ford F250
Pickup, navy blue, New
$424 Now $350. or best
offer. 863-677-1407


CAMPER SHELL For Full sz
short bed pickups w/
wedge design & ladder
bars. $400 863-634-2975
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



JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
LAREDO 1996, Good con-
dition. All power. $3000
(863)946-0189



MATTRESS- new, for Trac-
tor Trailer sleeper, 36x78,
plus sleeper pad mattress,
$60. (863)674-1695.


GOOSENECK '95 Stock/
Horse Trir., 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
MA/RMA 1 year
experience necessary.
Bilingual preferred.
Apply @
Florida Community
Health Centers
15858 S. W. Warfield Blvd.,
Indiantown, FL
or fax resume to:
772-597-4194.
EOE/DFWP.


Public Nlotices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500


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 befo e 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
1863) 763-4601 or (863) 634-3166
560015 ON 3/30/4/3/05








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