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Okeechobee News


Vol. 96 No. 96 Wednesday, April 6, 2005 50M Plus tax


Inside

Funds to cover
repairs to homes
Okeechobee Non Profit
Housing, Inc. announces
funding in the amount of
$100,000 from the Florida
Hurricane Relief Fund to assist
in rebuilding efforts. The grant
is made possible by a dona-
tion to the fund from Bank of
America. The Florida Hurri-
cane Relief Fund was estab-
lished by Governor Jeb Bush
to assist in hurricane recovery
by addressing needs not met
by federal, state and insurance
assistance. The fund is man-
aged by the nonprofit organi-
zation Volunteer Florida Foun-
dation.
"Nonprofit organizations
play a vital role in Florida's
long-term recovery process,"
said Lisa McFadden, president
of Volunteer Florida Founda-
tion.
"We thank the thousands
of nonprofits and volunteers
who are championing the
rebuild effort with their time
and talent."
Page 2

Shooting woes
cost Illini title
ST. LOUIS Illinois had the
right play, and the right person
taking the shot.
Down 73-70 with less than
20 seconds remaining, Luther
Head darted behind the 3-point
line and waited for someone to
get him the ball. He put up a
wide-open shot and then
watched helplessly as the ball
bounced off the rim and Sean
May snatched it up.
"I had a great look," said
Head, the team's best 3-point
shooter. "I just missed it."
Illinois had that problem all
night. After missing badly in the
first half, the Illini were forced
to take a title-game record 40 3-
pointers in a furious race to
catch up. When they finally did,
they had. nothing more left,
missing five 3-pointers in the
final two minutes.
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Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus Catholic Church is located on Chobee Loop at the
intersection of State Road 78 in Buckhead Ridge. The parish's first church was In a con-
verted machine shop. The old church building will be used for Sunday School class-
rooms, after church socials and other parish activities.

New church is dedicated
BUCKHEAD RIDGE The
parishioners of St. Theresa of the
Child Jesus Catholic Church in
Buckhead Ridge gathered Satur-
day to dedicate their newly-com-
pleted church.
Bishop John Nevins was on
hand for the dedication ceremo-
ny.
He remembered blessing the
parish's first church, which had
been in a remodeled machine
shop, in 1993.
"You've come a long way,
baby," he laughed.
The bishop said he has seen
the Catholic Church grow in
Florida. In 1960, he said, there
were only two Catholic dioceses
in the state. Today there are
seven dioceses. He said there are
currently about 200,000 residen- / .
tial Catholics in the ten counties '1.
that make up the Diocese of
Venice, plus thousands of
migrant workers, tourists and
winter residents who also attend -
Catholic churches. ".
"This church is dedicated to )-K
the glory of the living God," he .
said. "There are different kinds ..
Bishop John Nevins (left) blessed the new St. Theresa
See Church Page 2 of the Child Jesus Catholic Church on Saturday.




Violence soars in youth sports


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
(Editor's Note: First in a
series)
Sports have. always been
part of American life, as entire
towns virtually close down on
Friday nights in the fall to
attend the local high school
football games.
Across the nation, 5 and 6
year olds put on shoulder pads
and helmets larger than they
are, to play like the big guys.
Elementary and middle school
students can recite a profes-
sional athlete's statistics better
than they can their multiplica-
tion tables.
Young girls with more
makeup on than a 25-year-old
model do hand springs across
a field then hit perfect splits in
front of cheering crowds. Five
year olds lock up with each
other on wrestling mats as
their coaches and parents
scream advice and encourage-


ment.
Competition in youth sports
is both good and healthy. It
teaches children a variety of
important life skills. But there
are serious issues developing
as greater and greater impor-
tance is placed on a child's ath-
letic performance.
Parents and coaches have
gone out of control at youth
sporting events as evidenced
by:
a high school football
game that ended in a brawl
with more than 100 parents,
coaches and players shouting
and swinging at each other
after an overtime touchdown
won the game.
a 10 year old dropped a
pass during a pre-teen football
game. The coach was so angry
that he threw the young player
to the ground. The boy hit the
ground with such a force that
both of his arms were broken.
the coach of a Little
League baseball team


benched one of his players
during a game. The boy's
father threatened to kill the
coach and was eventually sen-
tenced to 45 days in jail.
during hockey practice,
two fathers got into a dispute
over game rules. One father
beat the other to death in front
of their children and specta-
tors. Thomas Junta is now
serving six to 10 years in prison
for beating Michael Costin to
death in a suburban Boston
hockey rink on July 5, 2000.
SThis type of violence is hap-
pening across the country. It is
taking place in large cities and
small towns like Okeechobee.
So far, Okeechobee has
been lucky. The Okeechobee
County Parks and Recreation
Department and the, Okee-
chobee Citizens Recreational
Association (O.C.R.A.) have
policies in place to deal with
any problems of this type.

See Violence Page 2


TALLAHASSEE People
who feel threatened on the
street, in a bar, at a baseball
game or anywhere they have
a legal right to be could "meet
force with force" to defend
themselves without fear prose-
cution or liability under a bill the
House passed overwhelmingly
Tuesday.
The measure (SB 436)
passed 94-20. It had already
passed the Senate and now
heads to Gov. Jeb Bush, who
said Tuesday that he will sign it. It
was the top priority of the
National Rifle Association in
Florida this year.


It essentially extends a right
Floridians already have in their
home or car, saying that there's
no need to retreat before fighting
back. Generally people attacked
in their homes don't have to
back off. If they're attacked in
the street, though, they're sup-
posed to do what they can to
avoid escalating the situation,
and can only use deadly force
after they've tried to retreat.
"I'm sorry people, but if I'm
attacked I shouldn't have a duty
to retreat," said the bill's spon-
sor, Rep. Dennis Baxley, R-
See Legislation Page 2


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Many county residents are
probably not aware of the vari-
ety of health care services avail-
able to them at a nominal cost
at their Okeechobee Health
Department.
As part of National Public
Health Week, April 4 through
10, the health department
would like to make residents
aware of the services they pro-
vide.
Director of Nursing-Services
Connie Thacker says the health
department handles family
health "from -birth to death."
Dr. Pasqualino Caputo and


nurses, social workers and
other staff members provide a
variety of health services for
men, women and children
including family planning,
domestic violence counseling
and teen pregnancy counsel-
ing.
Ms. Thacker said their
appointments take longer than
with some private health care
providers because they inter-
view patients at length in order
to provide better service. They
try to determine if the client has
other needs the heath depart-
ment can meet.

See Services Page 2


Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Crash under investigation
A motorist was taken to Raulerson Hospital Tuesday
morning after the car she was operating was involved in
an accident with a pickup truck. According to Sergeant
Gary Bell, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office,
Shannon Raulerson was driving a 2003 Mitsubishi
Galant when she allegedly struck the back end of an F-
250 Ford pickup driven by John Bloom of Palm Beach.
The deputy said Mr. Bloom was making a left turn into a
convenience store at the Intersection of S.E. 36th Ave.
and U.S. 441 S.E. when the accident occurred. Sgt. Bell
said the investigation into the accident is continuing.


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Okeechobee Non Profit Hous-
ing, Inc. announces funding in the
amount of $100,000 from the
Florida Hurricane Relief Fund to
assist in rebuilding efforts. The
grant is made possible by a dona-
tion to the fund from Bank of
America. The Florida Hurricane
Relief Fund was established by
Governor Jeb Bush to assist in
hurricane recovery by addressing
needs not met by federal, state
and insurance assistance. The
fund is managed by the nonprofit
organization Volunteer Florida
Foundation.
"Nonprofit organizations play
a vital role in Florida's long-term
recovery process," said Lisa
McFadden, president of Volunteer
Florida Foundation.
"We thank the thousands of
nonprofits and volunteers who
are championing the rebuild
effort with their time and talent."
Okeechobee Non Profit Hous-
ing is planning to use these funds
to cover some repairs to approxi-


mately 12 homes, the office of
Okeechobee Non Profit Housing
and the Okeechobee Rehabilita-
tion Facility. The organization is
selecting homes for repair for the
list available through R.O. A. D.
(Rebuilding Okeechobee After
Disasters), our local organization
of churches, local agencies and
government services assisting res-
idents who have experience loss-
es due to the recent hurricanes.
Jeanie Zeigler, of Okeechobee
Rehabilitation Facility, said she
would like to thank Okeechobee
Non Profit Housing and R.O.A.D.
for the assistance. She added that
the money would be a help
toward getting their roof repaired.
The rehabilitation facility is still
waiting on estimates of repair
costs and they are applying for
other grants as well as a Small
Business Administration Loan.
On Jan. 14, Volunteer Florida
announced that Bank of America
and Home Depot both con-
tributed $1 million each in


restricted donations. Both donors
requested grants be made to non-
profits from these donation
because nonprofits increasingly
are taking a lead in Florida's hurri-
cane recovery efforts. Grant deci-
sions were made by the donors
through a competitive application
process.

The mission of the Florida Hur-
ricane Relief Fund is to raise funds
to help Floridians with relief and
recovery through strengthening
families and rebuilding communi-
ties. To date, the Florida Hurri-
cane Relief Fund has received
more than $20 million in contri-
butions. Allocations will be made
in phases until the fund is deplet-
ed. All donations to the fund are
tax-deductible. For more informa-
tion, call 800 825-3786. Checks
can be made payable to the Flori-
da Hurricane Fund and mailed to
Volunteer Florida, 4012 S. Monroe
St., Tallahassee, Fl 32301.


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The health department pro-
vides school immunizations for
qualified students. However,
there may be a nominal fee. They
also provide school and sports
physical.
All of the Okeechobee county
schools have clinics and the
department supplies school nurs-
es.
The Women Infants and Chil-
dren (WIC) Wnit safeguards the
health of low-income women,
infants and children up to age 5
who are at nutrition risk by pro-
viding nutritious food to supple-
ment diets, information on
healthy eating, and referrals to
health care.
Fees are on a sliding scale
based on the person's ability to
pay. The health department does
not bill insurance companies but
S they can provide an invoice to
send to insurance companies.
One service of the health
department that received a lot of
attention during the hurricanes
was the special needs shelter. The
department's generator provides
power for medical equipment for
about 135 shelter residents. Other
than electricity, limited services
are provided. One person should
accompany each patient as a
caregiver. The caregiver is expect-
ed to provide all of the care the
special needs patient requires.
Patients who desire the servic-
es of the special needs shelter
should register each year begin-


Violence

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"We've been lucky. But, we
have rules regarding improper
conduct and these rules will be
used to eject a fan from the park
if they get too carried away,"
stated Becky Buckner of
O.C.R.A. "Parents seem to be
S- more competitive and more pro-
tective when their children are
small. But, money and scholar-
ships definitely come into play as
their children get older."
"We're average America.
When this type of thing has
cropped up in the past, it has
been handled appropriately. It
(violence) still pops up from
time to time," said Okeechobee
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Mike Hill, administrator of the Okeechobee County Health
Department, and his staff take the occasion of National Pub-
lic Health Week to inform the public of the services they pro-


vide.
ning in March using a Special
Needs Shelter Request Form. The
health department urges early
registration to prevent confusion
at the threat of a disaster.
The environmental health sec-
tion has three inspectors. One
inspector works full time inspect-
ing about 400 gasoline storage
tanks in Okeechobee and High-
lands Counties.
The other two inspectors con-
duct about 4,000 inspections a
year on such things as private
wells, food hygiene, day care cen-
ters, migrant housing, mobile
home/RV parks, public swim-
ming pools, spas, and septic
tanks.
Providing birth and death cer-
tificates are also services of your
health department. They can pro-
vide birth certificates for anyone


County Parks and Recreation
Director Darrell Enfinger. "I'd
like to think that some of the
things we have in place will pre-
vent this type of behavior, but
you never know. The violence in
professional sports worms its
way down to local levels. I also
think that most of this type of
behavior comes from other fam-
ily tensions not related to sports.
They carry this tension with
them and then just unload at a
game."
"We have not had any inci-
dents of violence at any of our
youth activities in recent years.
The organizations in town
(Okeechobee County Parks and
Recreation Department and the
Okeechobee Citizens Recre-
ational Association) have poli-





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born in the state of Florida since
1930. The health department also
has applications for birth certifi-
cates from other states and for-
eign countries. They can provide
death certificates for Okeechobee
deaths only.
One of the goals of the health
department is to provide fitness
stations on the dike and other
trails. They would like to give peo-
ple the opportunity to be healthi-
er.
These are a few of the services
available through your local
health department. During
National Public Week, or any
other time, they will be glad to
provide personal counseling and
.quality health care.
You can visit the health
department at 1798 N.W. 9th
Ave. or call 462-5819.


cies in place regarding violence
of any type, and they enforce
them," stated Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office Major
Noel Stephen.
The Jupiter-Tequesta Athletic
Association has adopted an
adult participation registration
form for volunteers that asks, in
addition to the normal questions
of name, address, date of birth
and phone number, if the appli-
cant has ever been convicted of
murder, rape, child abuse, child
pornography or kidnapping. The
form then goes on to spell out
what will be required of the
adult such as: (1) I will place the
emotional and physical well
being of my players ahead of a
personal desire to win; (2) I will
lead by example in demonstrat-
ing fair play and sportsmanship
to all my players; and, (3) I will
remember that I am am a youth
sports coach, and that the game
is for children and not adults.
All parents like to see their
children excel. Coaches like to
win. But, as adults they must
remember that children watch
adults and emulate their behav-
ior.


Legislation


Continued From Page 1
Ocala. "That's a good way to get
shot in the back."
Baxley said that if people have
S the clear right to defend them-
selves without having to worry
about the legal consequences,
criminals will think twice before
attacking someone.
Opponents say it will make
Florida like the "Wild, Wild West."
The bill would take effect Oct. 1.
"I'm comfortable that the bill
is a bill that relates to self
defense," Bush said. "It's a good,
commonsense, anti-crime
issue."

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Church

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of service, though it is the same
God we serve.
"When our Lord Jesus invites
us to follow Him, he invites us
with all our strengths and weak-
nesses," he said.
The Bishop reminded the
congregation that the church's
patron, Saint Theresa of the
Child Jesus was a Carmelite nun
who lived a life of simplicity and
trust in God. St. Theresa spread
the faith through her example,
he said.
The dedication ceremony
included the blessing of the altar
and the church, dedicating it
"entirely and perpetually to
Christian worship."
Father Esteban Soy, pastor of
St. Theresa's Church and of Saint
Joseph the Worker Catholic
Church in Moore Haven, said
there were many obstacles to
overcome in building the new
church.
Rev. Soy, who in his career
has built eight churches in South
Florida, said it took two years
from the groundbreaking to fin-
ish the church.
"Sometimes I thought it
would take as long as the Tem-
ple of Solomon," he joked.
"We experienced frustrations
and delays, and the ravages of
hurricanes," he said. "Our faith
has been tested this time."
Rev. Soy said the new church
was made possible by local
donations, as well as donations
from other parishes and individ-
uals, even some donations from
out of state.
"Ours is a small Catholic.
community, and without the
help from outside sources we


could never have' built a new
church," he stated. "Some
Catholic parishes and many indi-
viduals from other areas
responded very generously to
our appeal for help. They will be
remembered in prayer."
Rev. Soy added that some
parts of the church were made
possible due to some "recy-
cling."
The altar, altar relief and pul-
pit came from Our Lady of the
Miraculous Medal Catholic
Church in Pine Island. Rev. Soy
built the church there in 1964. It
was remodeled by current pas-
tor, Father Tom Pohto, and these
items were not used in the
remodeled church.
The tile mosaic in the Blessed
Sacrament Chapel came from
Epitphany Cathedral. In 1981,
when Rev. Soy was the pastor
there, he commissioned famed
Spanish artist Raventos to design
the mosaic. The mosaic had
been in storage since the cathe-
dral was remodeled in 1999.
Local artist Sister Maureen Byrne
restored the artwork for installa-
tion at St. Theresa's.
The crucifix behind the altar
came from St. Andrews Church
in Cape Coral. Rev. Soy, who was
pastor there from 1960 to 1974,
also built that church. Remodel-
ing of that church 'allowed this'
piece of art to be donated'to St.
Theresa's Cliurch."'
"We are happy to use these
items from other places," said
Rev. Soy. "Nothing goes to
waste. These beautiful pieces of
artwork continue to honor the
Lord."
St. Theresa of the Child Jesus
Catholic Church is on State Road
78, at Chobee Loop in Buckhead
Ridge. Sunday Mass is at 11 a.m.
Saturday evening Mass is at 4
p.m.


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On Monday afternoon Okeechobee Non Profit Housing, Inc.
received a check in the amount of $100,000 from the Florida
Hurricane Relief Fund. The check was made possible by
donations to the fund by Bank of America and Home Depot.
Those attending the presentation at Bank of America were:
(left to right) Bruce Ferell, vice president of Bank of America,
Paulette Wise, vice president of Bank of America, Jana Ster-
ling, Volunteer Florida Foundation, Sister Elinor Sevigny,
SNJM, Okeechobee Non Profit Housing, Jody Hill, Florida
Interfaith Networking in Disaster, and Sonny Williamson,
Okeechobee Non Profit Housing.


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Okeechobee to-host Cinco De Mayo festival


The Cinco de Mayo (May 5th)
holiday commemorates the victo-
ry of the Mexicans over the
French army at the 1862 Battle of
the Puebla Cinco de Mayo is not,
as many people think, Mexico's
Independence Day, which is actu-
ally Sept. 16.
Cinco de Mayo is primarily a
regional holiday but has become
increasingly popular throughout
the U.S. in cities that have a signifi-
cant Hispanic population. These
holiday celebrations of Mexican


culture include food, beverage,
and customs with heavy empha-
sis on music as well. With more
people adopting Cinco de Mayo
into their holiday calendars each
year, this Mexican holiday is
quickly becoming more popular
and widely celebrated north of
the border than to the south.
Okeechobee County will host its
first Cinco de Mayo festival Satur-
day, May 7, at the Okeechobee
County Agri-Civic Center on S.R.
70 E.


This first time community cele-
bration will feature a wide array
of arts and crafts, delicious ethnic
food, community and business
displays, and specialty merchan-
dise in the open-air Festival Mar-
ketplace. Ka-Za Productions will
present performances by premier
Hispanic .entertainers including
Alacranes Musical, Paraiso Tropi-
cal De Durango, Laura Flores, and
more with dancing in the spa-
cious covered arena. Children will


enjoy activities galore in the Cinco
de Mayo "Kid's Komer". Bring the
family for an afternoon of celebra-
tion and festival fun during Cinco
de Mayo in Okeechobee.
Gates open at 2 p.m., rain or
shine.
Vendor applications may be
picked up at the Okeechobee
County Courthouse, room 106.
Call (863) 634-1303 for event
information, or en Espanol (863)
983-9300.


OFC prepares for next year's class scheduling


Okeechobee Freshman Cam-
pus is preparing for one of the
most critical activities related to
student success, the scheduling
of next year's classes. Schedul-
ing will take place in the OFC
Auditorium. It is .extremely
important to place each student
in the most appropriate classes.
In order to accomplish this we
have set up the following sched-
ule; those students whose last
names begin with the letter indi-
cated will need to schedule in
the evening as follows:
A through D: April 12, 4:30
until 7:30 p.m.
E through K: April 19, 4:30
until 7:30 p.m.
L through Q: April 26, 4:30
until 7:30 p.m.
R through T: May 3, 4:30 until
7:30 p.m.
U through Z: May 10, 4:30
until7:30 p.m.
Make-ups only on May 10,
4:30 until 7:30 p.m.
The date and time listed
above is a time for you and your
son/daughter to be able to sit
down with one of our faculty
members to plan a 9th grade
schedule. It is very important to
attend!
You son/daughter has
received a curriculum guide. The
curriculum guide contains
important information about the
academic and elective classes
offered to next year's freshman
class. It would make the sched-
uling process go more smoothly
if you would refer to the curricu-
lum guide and begin making
your elective choices. Appropri-
ate academic classes will be


chosen using recommendations
from 8th grade teachers, stan-
dardized test scores, and report
card grades for each enrolling
student. We look forward to see-
ing you at your appointed sched-
uling date.
El Okeechobee Freshman
Campus se esta preparando para
una de las actividades mas criti-
cas relacionadas con el exito del
estudiante, hacienda el horario
de las classes del proximo ano. El
lugar para planear el horario
sera en el auditorio del OFC. Es
muy important colocar a cada
estudiante en las classes apropi-
adas. Para poder togar esto ten-
emos que planear el siguiente
horario; esos estudiantes que
sus apellidos empiezen con la
siguiente letra indicada tendran
que planear en las siguientes
noches:
A hasta D: el 12 de abril, 4:30
hasta 7:30 p.m.
E hasta K: el 19 de abril, 4:30
hasta 7:30 p.m.
L hasta Q: el 26 de abril, 4:30
hasta 7:30 p.m.
R hasta T: el 3 de may, 4:30
hasta 7:30 p.m.
U hasta Z: el 10 de may, 4:30
hasta 7:30 p.m.
A la hora menionada arriba
usted y su hijo (a) pedran sen-
tarse con un representante esco-
lar y planear el horario de su hijo
(a)
Su hijo(a) ha recibido el guia
de plan de studio El guia para el
plan de studios contiene infor-
macion important acerca de lag
classes academics y electivas
oftecidas a la clase de nuevas


Obituaries


Joe Johns
Joe Johns, age 87, of Brighton
Seminole Indian Reservation in
Okeechobee, died Sunday, April
3, 2005, at Raulerson Hospital.
He was born Jan. 1, 1918, in Port
St. Lucie, Mr. Johns had been a
lifetime resident of Brighton. He
was a member of the Cattle-
men's Association and his hob-
bies included pets and raising
cattle.
He was preceded in death by
his wife, Ada Johns.
Survivors include: his son,
Joe Lester Johns; grandchildren,
Joletta (Doug) Johns-Carney;
Shawn S. Johns and Jill Z. Johns;
great-grandchildren, J.J. Johns,
Carson Knaby, Sage Motlow;
nieces, Lola Gopher, Madeline
Tongkeamba, Beulah Gopher
and Ethel Gopher; nephews,
Sammie Gopher and Daniel
Gopher; and, 69 other relatives.
Friends may call on Wednes-
day, April 6, from 9 a.m. until
funeral service time at 10 a.m. at
the First Indian Baptist Church of
Brighton, 17375 Reservation


Road N.E. in Okeechobee. Rev.
Wonder Johns will officiate and
interment will follow in Ortona
Cemetery.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.


Mellie 0. Wood
Mellie 0. Wood, age 95, of
Vero Beach and formerly of
Okeechobee died Monday, April
4, 2005, at the VNA Hospice of
Indian River County. Mrs. Wood
was born Sept. 25, 1909, in Pine
Bluff, Ark.
Mrs. Wood was preceded in
death by her husband Roy E. and
is survived by her daughter,
Helen Jackson of Vero Beach.
Graveside service will be at 11
a.m., Thursday, April 7, at the
Evergreen Cemetery, Pastor Jim
Hudson officiating.
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the loving care of the Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory.


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Haria el process mas facil si
usted se refiere al guia de plan
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Community Events

Legion accepting used printer cartridges
The American Legion Memorial Post 64, the Ladies Auxiliary and
the Sons of the Legion in conjunction with Environmental Control
are sponsoring a fundraiser. We ask that you donate your used or
empty laser printer cartridges and ink jets to the Post. The Post will
receive a donation from ECC. All monies received from this project
will be used to purchase supplies for the needy school children in the
Okeechobee School system. Boxes will be made available at the fol-
lowing locations: American Legion, 501 S.E. Second Ave.; Chamber
of Commerce, 55 S. Parrott Ave.; and Smith's Computer Service,
S.W Park Street. Additional collection points will be made available
at a later date. For information, call John R. Rooney at (863) 763-2950
or (863) 763-8971.
School collecting cell.phones
Central Elementary Student Council is collecting old/unused
cell phones to be turned into a recycling company. Proceeds will
be used to purchase new stage curtains. Cell phones may be
dropped off at Central Elementary School, 610 S.W. Fifth Ave.


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Exercise your right to free speech. Speak out is a free 24-hour
opinion line. Call and express your opinion or ask question
about public issues. You are not required to leave your name.
While we want you to speak out freely, the newspaper reserves
the right to edit calls for clarity, brevity, relevance and fairness.
To speak out call (863)467-2033, fax (863)763-5901 or e-mail:
okeenews@newszap.com. You can also mail submissions to
Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
Hurricane Warnings
"I see in Newszap there was a meeting last week of different
representatives from various agencies discussing emergency
responses in relation to terrorists. Wouldn't you think before they
do that, they would have meetings on how to simply get the word
out to residents of Okeechobee County on hurricanes that are
approaching? 'l o different hurricanes last year and the radio sta-
tion was no where to be found or heard. I should think they would
work on that little problem first! We are no longer a small town.
Get the person in charge to make some concrete plans, or get
someone that will."

Drug Dealers
"This is to the drug bust that they had in our neighborhood
involving two houses. This was a nice neighborhood until they
moved in and this is the second time this has happened. It's not
safe to walk the streets in our neighborhood anymore. They
found weapons, money and drugs. Please Paul May keep them
locked up. We have kids in this neighborhood. Please keep them
locked up and not let them back out. This was a nice neighbor-
hood until they moved in." (Editor's Note: Thanks for calling.
Everyone is entitled to a bond. All any law enforcement agency
can do is conduct their investigation and, if necessary, put those
suspects deemed to have violated the law in jail. The final setting
of the bond is up to the judge. There is a schedule that has sug-
gested bond amounts and the judge determines if that bond is fair
and reasonable, or if it should be lowered or increased. In certain
instances the judge can also deny bond. Those instances include,
but are not limited to, the defendant being a flight risk or posing
an imminent danger to the general public.)



Community Events

Learning Coalition to meet in Fort Pierce
The first meeting of the Early Learning Coalition of Indian
River, Martin and Okeechobee counties will be Monday, April 18,
at 10:30 a.m. in the Community Room at the St. Lucie School Dis-
trict offices in the Orange Blossom Business Center, 4204 Okee-
chobee Road, in Fort Pierce. Please enter the main school district
entrance (south west side) and the receptionist will direct you to
the community room. For information, call the local Early Learn-
ing office at (863) 462-5792.

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 mem-
bers and their guests are invited. Refreshments will be served.

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

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.



Crime Prevention Tip

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a turn.





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Looking Back
This photo is of the original Wolff home as it was being built in 1925 on Parrott Avenue, which was soon to be down-
town Okeechobee. Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citizens to share with our
readers? Bring them by the Okeechobee News office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and we can copy them while you wait.


Upcoming Events

Wednesday
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American 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 Saviour, 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 Brahman 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.F.W. Post
#4423, 300 N.W. 34th St. All service-connected veterans 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 Cen-
sus, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412 N.W.
Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
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.
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W. Fifth Street, is open for
blood donations from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, 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 invit-
ed. 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. Representatives will
be available there from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage 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 infor-
mation, 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.
A Special kind of.Caring is a support group for family caregivers, and
is facilitated by Enid Boutrin M.S.W. of Hospice of Okeechobee, and
Laura Zel, L.C.S.W. of the Area Agency on Aging. The meeting is from
2 until 3 p.m. at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information or to reserve your
place in the group, call (863) 467-2321. Free respite care is available
for your loved one while you are in group at Dunklin Assisted
Living/Adult Day Care, 407 N.W. Second Ave. For information about
respite care, call Lou at (863) 763-4524.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group that will
meet starting at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for and ill family member
is welcome to join: The group is facilitated by social workers and pro-
vides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, infor-
mation and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E.
Fourth St. Free care for your loved ones is available at Dunklin Assist-
ed Living/Day Care at 407 N.W. Second Ave. For information, call
(863) 467-2321.

Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited.
All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and
becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what
we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (863) 467-
9766.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center
located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5
for members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978
or Juana at 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.


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 inter-
est of abused, abandoned and neglected children in court. The
dates of these meetings will be April 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. For information or an application, call (772) 785-5804.


Early Learning Coalition will meet
The Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okee-
chobee counties will host a meeting for all early childhood educa-
tion providers on Friday, April 8, at 9:30 a.m. in the conference
room of the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W.
Ninth Ave. Issues to be discussed include voluntary pre-k. Door
prizes will be given away. For information, call (863) 462-5792.


Fun Bunch planning dinner, dance
The Fun Bunch will meet for dinner at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post #9528,2002 U.S. 78, on Friday, April 8, at 6 p.m. Follow-
ing dinner, the group will go to the Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge
#2417, 2 Linda Lane, off U.S. 78 W, for dancing. You do not need
to be a member of either of these organizations to attend the din-
ner and dance. For information about the group, call Altie at (863)
467-6252 or Shirley at (863) 763-8820.


Earth Day is talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
April 9, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at I and 6 p.m. on
WWFR 91.7 FM and on 100.3 FM. The guest will be Sandra Bogan,
superintendent of the Oxbow Eco-Center. The topic will be foster-
ing an awareness and appreciation of the natural world and sus-
tainable living, and Earth Day celebrations. For information, call
Sandra Bogan at (772) 785-5833 or (772) 785-5834.


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
information, call Kay Mathis at (863) 763-4631 or Laurie Pharr at
(863) 763-7000.


Church hosting anniversary celebration
Believers Fellowship Church, 300 W. Sixth Ave., invites
everyone to the celebration of their 30th anniversary on April
1.0. Services will begin at 10 a.m. with guest speaker Rev. Lester
Tankersley, founding member and our first pastor. There will be
special music by Leo Fannin, formerly of Celebration Singers.
There will also be a shared pot luck carry-in dinner, to which
you can bring your favorite covered dish or dessert. There will
also be a special ordination service for the new pastor, Rev-
erend James Fannin. For information, call Linda at (863) 763-
2938.


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
ordinance; restocking the supply of T-shirts, caps, mugs, etc.;
and, initiation of some adjustments to the association's by-
laws. Immediately following the meeting, club members will
hold a ride. Members are expected; prospective members and
visitors are welcome. For information, call Dennis at (863) 763-
6069.


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 Newspa-
per. For information, call the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.


Chamber hosting personal defense class
The Chamber of Commerce will hold their monthly civilian
personal defense gun class on April 14 at 7 p.m. There are
openings still available by calling (863) 763-6464. The second
segment of this class will be held on April 16, at the shooting
range located at Joe Hazellief's ranch. Everyone will meet at
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Brahman tennis teams get road win over 'Dogs


The Brahman tennis team trav-
eled to South Fork to take on the
Bulldog netters, and the Lady
Brahmans won by a 4-3 margin.
This was the first time the Lady
Brahmans had beaten the girls
from South Fork in at least five
seasons.
"The freshmen really picked it
up after No. 1 Catherine Spangler
went down with a slight ankle
sprain," stated head coach Daryl
Roehm.
The results from the girls


matches were:


Singles
Griselda Dominguez (SF) def.
Catherine Spangler (OK) 3-6, 6-1,
6-0 (injury forfeit); Alyssa Wright
(OK) def. Samantha Rose (SF) 6-
3, 2-6, 6-4; Leann Church (SF) def.
Rachel Vickers (OK) 6-3, 6-2; and
Rena Boswell (OK) def. Carla
Ramirez (SF) 6-4, 7-5; Jami Fadley
(OK) def. Audra Creech (SF) 6-1,
6-2.


Doubles
Wright and Vickers (OK) def.
Dominguez and Church (SF) 8-6;
Rose and Ramirez (SF) def.
Boswell and Fadley (OK) 9-7.
In the boys' competition, the,
Brahmans were victorious as they
defeated by the Bulldogs 5-2.
Their results were:
Singles
Mike Andrews (SF) def. Ryan
Bailey (OK) 6-2, 6-4; Darius Soder


(SF) def. Ryan Fulford (OK) 6-0, 6-
1; Ryan Hoffa (SF) def. Bobby
Spelts (OK) 6-1, 6-0; Sam Gay (SF)
def. Elj Cabansay (OK) .6-1, 6-2;
and, Michael Greenberg def. Kyle
Walker (OK) 6-1, 7-6, (7-2).
Doubles
Bailey and Cabansay (OK) def.
Danny Clark and Jon Bitter (SF) 9-
8, (8-4); and, Fulford and Spelts
(OK) def. Rjagi Kuwajima and
Lung Lau (SF) 8-3.


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LTreasure Coast Dermatology
Specializing in the Treatment of Skin Cancer
Mohs Surgery Diseases of Skin, Hair & Nails -

Tim loannides, M.D. and Rick Romagosa, M.D.
are pleased to welcome
Robert S. Kirsner, M.D., PhD


WD 7L

Board Cethifed
by the
American Board
of Deoaboagy


Stuart
221-3330
448 SE Osceola St.


to Treasure Coast Dermatology,
and announce the opening of their new office:

Okeechobee
863-467-9555
1924 US Highway 441, N.
in addition to


Fort Pierce
464-6464
1801 South 23rd St., #5


0 I''
Feflows
of bhe
ArnerIc~o Society
for mohs Surgery


St. Lucie West Vero Beach
878-3376 778-7782
1100 St. Lucie West Blvd., #105 1995 39th Ave.


Medicare. Humana, Employers Mutual accepted
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Cooling
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Services, Inc.
863-467-4733
Honest & Dependable Service
24 Hour Emergency Service
Repair on all makes & models
Family Owned & Operated
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New, Used, Scratch & Dent

401 US Hwy 27
Moore Haven
863-946-2666


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Fort Pierce
I Mile South of Midway Road on U.S. 1
Ft. Pierce 461-6000
Stuart 283-6806
Vero Beach 567-8480
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PEACE
LUTHERAN
CHURCH
750 NW 23rd Lane (863) 763-5042
Holy Week Schedule
Maudy Thurs.: Supper 6:00, Service 7:00
Good Friday: 12 noon & 7:30 p.m.
Easter Sunrise: 6:00 a.m.
Easter Breakfast after Sunrise Services
Adult Sunday School: 9:15 a.m.
Easter Celebration: 10:30 a.m.




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www.abneyandabney.com
805 SW 15th Street
Phone: (863) 763-6541
Fax: (863) 763-6795
State Lic.: CGCA03425/CBC058152



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GROCERIES GAS DIESEL
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763-2540


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Newman Air
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FAST, RELIABLE SERVICE
"Serving the Okeechobee Area Since 1972"
Saturday Service No Extra Charge
Mobile Home Air Conditioning
Specialist
202 N.E. 2nd Street
(behind Eckerds)
763-7073CAC013262


Reich &
Mancmi
1-888-784-6724
Workers' Compensation Personal Injury
Social Security Disability Wrongful Death
Palm City Fort Pierce
Port St. Lucie
WVest Palm Beach Boca Raton

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HYUNDAI
3725 S.E. Federal Hwy.
Stuart, FL
TOLL FREE
1-866-206-1776

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



Creech
Construction
Residential/Commercial
Daniel B. Creech Owner
Lic. & Ins. St. Lic. #CBC057343
406 S.W. 2nd St.
Phone: (863) 763-9225
Fax: (863) 763-2033




MIDFIORID
2105 S. Parrott Avenue
OKEECHOBEE
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Illusions of
Magic for Fun &
Entertainment.
Stage Shows d Birthday Parties
Trade Shows
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Restaurants & Dinner Parties
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Chapp3y's


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863-946-2333
1205 EAST SR 78' Lakeport


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SNEIDER, LLC
Criminal Law
Bankruptcy Law
Immigration Law
200 S.W. 9th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
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Oakv ew

(Baptist

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677 SW 32nd St.
Okeechobee
763-1699

Post Construction
Residential & Commercial
CLEANING

llnie Wilson ConstruClI(i
CJeaning Services, Iin
Licensed & Insured '
863-261-2901

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AirUoat Bides
Pontoon Sightseeing
Tours
Crappie Fishing

863-634-2109
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f W FLIGHT
SCHOOL

Private Career
Introductory Flight $50
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772-460-7766
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Anthony T. Young
Attorney
215 SW Park Street
,Okeechobee, FL 34974
863-824-OLAW
General Practice
Real Estate Probate
Family Wills
37 Years Experience
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) OPEN SUNDAYS
S10AM 3PM

CHUCK'S
BARBER SHOP
C r- Op En -Tu, "1 "m3 r1 10 mrr
467-6592
3651 S.E. 441 # 6
Treasure Island Plaza


Living Word
of Faith
1902 S. Parrott Ave.
863-763-6869
Phone & Fax
A First Century Full
Gospel Church,
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Okeechobee's
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(863) 357-2700
State Licensed & Insured
Lic. # CRC057387


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215 SW Park Street
863-357-2368
-*Gifts 4
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Candles & Accessories .
\ Gift Baskets for All Occasions
Exclusively Offering Village Candles
Custom Gourmet Baskets
FREE Delivery on all baskets.

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18 Holes Par 72
Championship Course
www.okeechobeegolf.com
405 NE 131st Lane
863-763-6228


Don's
Appliance, inc.
"Showroom Full
Of Major Brands"
REPAIR ALL BRANDS
763-2220
317 WS Park Street
Don & Linda Weir


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Rating For Customer Satisfaction
4224 Hwy. 441 South
(8631351-0500


BRIGHTON
Rt. 6, Box 611
Okeechobee, FL 34974


AFFORDABLE
CLEANUP
Trees, Debris, Cars,
Trucks and more!
No Sol Too Big!
Contact Paul at
(863) 357-3981



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


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6IFTS & FLOWERS
Specializing in Flowers
& Event Planning
Gifts Baskets Plants
10 rV he:r e v!Youl
115 SW Park Street P.O. Box 1627
863-357-2711
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Land Clearing mil,
Site Work M -|
Grading v
LICENSED & INSURED
Darrell Maguire
863-634-2944 (cell)
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SEARS
Good life. Great price.
OKEECHOBEE
3290 Hwy. 441 South
467-1200
Hours: Sun. 11AM 4PM
Mon. Sat. 9AM 6PM
Owned & Operated by:
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TOTALLY CLEAN
By Cherish'
Licensed Home
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New Construction
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Available for all of
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for information.




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763-2111
205 N.E. 2nd Street
Okeechobee



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Okeechobee
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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, April 6, 2005 7


Community Events

Church collecting for care packages
The Living Word of Faith Church of Okeechobee would like to
invite the community to participate in a project for Operation Free-
d -n Iraqi. The church will be sending care packages to 20 service-
men in the Army stationed in Iraq. These soldiers serving our coun-
try have requested items not only for themselves, but they also give
items to the Iraqi children while on patrol and visiting. We would
like to invite the community to help us with this project. For more
information, contact Chairperson Myra White at (863) 357-2975.

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


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. Gover-
nor Jeb Bush makes the final appointments with terms of two or
four years. The council meets monthly to discuss programs and
needs of the children in the community. Once a year, agencies
request funds through a grant process. Each council member
"adopts" an agency or two as their own and monitors the programs'
services that they provide to our children. Those interested in com-
pleting an application should contact Cathleen Blair, executive
director at (863) 462-4000, ext. 255

Red Cross seeks DAT volunteers
The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to be part of 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 Candace 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, Mon-
day 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 informa-
tion.

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.


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Garden Shop
At The Junction
I Of 70E & 710
2768 Hwy. 710
^ 863-467-7347
Citrus Shrubs Trees
'-'" Palms Annuals



/4CHAMPION /f
Plastering & Stucco, Inc.
Since 1993
,Residential New Construction
'Commercial Additions
Interior, Exterior, Soffits,
i Ceilings, TRAILER SKIRTS!
Licensed Gary Champion
Insured 863-763-2992


tLlSUIANCE
Like a good neighbor,
State Farm is there.
204 N.E. 3rd Avenue
OKEECHOBEE
(863) 763-5561
statefarm.com

GALLEY MAID MARINE PRODUCTS, INC.



Complete Machine Shop
Complete Sheet Metal Shop
All Computerized
You Design or We Design
One Piece or Hundreds of Pieces
60110th St. NE Okeechobee
(863) 467-6070
Ron Tumoszwicz PE.
Vice President Engineering

PRINTING RUBBER STAMPS MACHINES
FURNITURE COMPUTER SUPPLIES
LEGAL FORMS LAMINATING
OKEECHOBEE
OFFICE SUPPLY &
FURNITURE, INC.

114 S.W. 5TH Avenue
(863) 763-0297
800-741-3360
SHIPPING FREE FAX SERVICE
SERVICE DELIVERY (863) 763-3012


lCHOL
" PLUMBING q
Residential or New
Construction Plumbing
2232 NW 32nd Dr.
Okeechobee, FL
(863) 763-6461
Fax: (863) 763-3231
Lic. #PCC047150


Sod Landscaping
Wells Fountains
Monthly Maintenance
Residential / Commerical
8863-357-6390
Cell: 863-634-2460
P.O. Box 213 Okeechobee, FL
Doug McDonald, Owner
Lic. A2099 LLC


,- N Relationships
Phn 8 Built on Trust.
w w.isty e Building
Seo~t eiiW Dreams One
.2 Family At
A Time.
SHANNON FALLMAN, Loan Consultant
Cell: 863-697-6713 Fax: 863-357-1761
ANA GONZALEZ, Loan Consultant
Phone: 863-763-3253
210 NW Park Street Okeechobee
www.cristysmortgageservice.com


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SOkeechobee"
Omega Pressure
Cleaning
Painting Under Contractor
Call Jewel or Tim
697-2296 697-0048
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Licensed: ID #7980 Insured


1


Hours: Sun. Thurs. 11a.m. to 10p.m.
S FrI. & SaL 11 a.nm. to 11 p.m.
it. 441 S. of Downtown Okeechobee
(863) 763-2800



BILL'S
SHOE REPAIR
763-1187
OPEN:
Mon. Fri. 9 a.m. 5:30 p.m.
Saturday- *10 a.m. 3 p.m.
3268 Hwv. 441 South
(in new Winn Dixie Plaza)


I MIKE EDWARDS
STUMP REMOVAL
No Hole To Fill
Affordable Prices
f No Stump To Large or Small
(863)
i \ 763-5582
Q OR
,,4863)
34-6115


BANQUET FACILITIES AVAILABLE
1111 S. Parrott Ave.
863-467-2224





SYNTHETIC LUBRICANTS
Autos, Boats, RV's
RICHARD SCHWARTZ
AMSOIL DEALER
2101 SE 29th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
863-467-1501
Email: nascarnut34972@yahoo.com




We Buy LIVE Blue
Crabs, Tilapia and
Soft Shell Turtle
GREAT PICEM!
Call:
954-868-8901
or 561-718-5900


Serving the Lake
Okeechobee Area Since 1981
FREE ESTIMATES

763-7631
Lic. RC #0044193


South Florida
Tattoo Company
Open EVERYDAY
10 a.m. 10 p.m.
www.floridatattoo.com
cilcoieic To Yoni
New -yddiction !'
' 3077 Hwy. 70 E.
&`863-824-0828
(Bill's Mini Mart)


CRYSTAL
CLEAR
Water Conditioning
467-4955
1104 NW Park St Okeechobee
24 Hour Service
Softeners, Reverse Osmosis, Pressure
Tanks, Pumps Aerators, Carbon Filters,
Green Sand Filter, Sulfur Guard, Pool
Treatment & Pool Supplies, Service Pools
Licensed & Insured


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Ol' [oi l e ; Okeechobee's Only Full Service
Custom Motorcycle Shop...
STYLE STUDIO,inc.

Custom Paining from "MILD to WilO"
1600 Hwy. 70 East
863-357-5944
Tell Free: 877-226-1197


CROCHER THRIL



GUll 8 P IUn SHOP
100 SE 8th Avenue
OKEECHOBEE
357-4140


"PRESSURE KLEEN"
SPRING CLEANING
CLEAN OUTSIDE TO!!
House Drives Decks
Fences
FREE ESTIMATES
Safe for shingled roofs.
357-2281
Lic OR 634-3170 ,ns



c&felinda 2awk
has moved to
Dorothy's Hair Studio
422 N.W. 3rd St.
Phone # as of Jan. 17th.
--467-1107
Now
S< 697-2904


Brahman

Theatres III

For Info
Call

763-7202

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Superior Water
Works, Inc.
FREE Estimates Call Today
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100 NW PARK ST
OKEECHOBEE
(863) 357-2707
Pharmacy Phone:
(863) 357-1754
Drive Thru Pharmacy,
Open 24 Hours


Central Gas
Company
PROPANE APPLIANCES
Serving Okeechobee Since 1958
Residential
Fuel Delivery
119 N.W. 8th St.
863-763-3915


ALLIANCE
SATCOM
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switch to DISH Network with over
60 Great Channels.
Get Satellite TV for the whole
house starting at $31.99 per mo.
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d sl Okeechobee
NE TORK 863-467-1120



K&d's
Stone Tlile and More
Stone Tile Marble Granite
JANET LEWIS
"I will come to your location."
(863) 357-1599
email: stonetileandmore@aol.com
Okee-Lic. #2019

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Wholesale
Delivery Available
Public Welcome
1650 Hwy. 70 E.
357-0303
OPEN ON SAT. 8:30,\.M. :12 p.,l.
WALK-INS ONLn


204 S.E.10th Ave.
Okeechobee

763-3417



Treasure Island Plaza
Okeechobee
Large selection of Items,
From Traditional to Aboriginal. We
will special order almost anything.
J&M Prodcutions
Comfortable Recording Studio
Very Good Rates* D.J. Services Available
Phone: 863-467-8252


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LAS MANANITAS
Mexican Food


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Library to present


history program,
Tuesday night, April 12, is
Florida History Night as Florida
authors Herb and Muncy Chap-
man appear at the Okeechobee
County Library at 7 p.m. to dis-
cuss the fascinating historical
insights they have gained in the ..
writing of their Florida historical
novels. -........ .
The Chapmans have authored .' -
a series known as the Wiregrass
Trilogy. This trilogy contains the
books "Wiregrass Country",
"Weeds in the Wiregrass", and .....
"Wiregrass Politics". -
The Chapmans will be dis-
cussing Florida history, how the
Florida cattle industry got its start Florida authors and historians
and the difficult life of the early be appearing at the Okeecho
settlers of Florida as they faced April 12 as part of National Li
outlaws, rustlers, renegades, the beef cattle industry the
insects and tropical disease. Chapman co-authored the Wire-
They will also be talking about grass Trilogy which has its begin-
how they collaborated on the grass the Florida Territory of
Wiregrass Trilogy. They will be ning in the Florida Territory of
handing out a timeline and will If
have copies of their books avail- histyou enjoy learning about
able for those who would like to Florida history or enjoy reading
able for those who would like to books about the early days of
take home a signed copy. Florida and the lives of the pio-
Dr. Herb Chapman spent most neers, come to the Okeechobee
of his professional career at the County Library on Tuesday night,
University of Florida in beef cattle April 12, at 7 p.m. for an interest-,
research. Raised on a farm near
Plant City, he has always had a 4t ,-. ..,
great love for southern history. '-,
Muncy Chapman has won ".4 '
numerous awards for her poetry,
stories and articles for newspa-
pers and magazines. She also L7 D -
travels extensively to give talks .,
Combining Mrs. Chapman's Come
love of writing with Dr. Chap-
man's knowledge of southern X
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Planetarium directors
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throughout Florida will be
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sing-along songs in the pop-
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at the Okeechobee Shrine Club in
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then will reside in Okeechobee.
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He was born on Dec. 14,
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He weighed 6. pounds, 6
ounces, and was 19 inches long.
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Evans of Okeechobee.
His paternal grandmother is
Daun-Joan Bryan of Okee.
chobee.

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Tony DeVoss and Stephanie
Drahos of Okeechobee are
proud to announce the birth of
their daughter Karen Ann
DeVoss.
She was born on Feb. 22,


Karen Ann DeVoss.
2005, at Port St. Lucie Medical
Center in Port St. Lucie.
She weighed 8 pounds, 13
ounces, and was 20.5 inches
long.
Karen Ann was welcomed
home by her big brother, Tony Jr.
Her maternal grandparents
are Frank Drahos of Dallas,
Texas, and Karen Davis of Okee-
chobee.
Paternal grandparents are
Lloyd and Patsy De Voss of Okee-
chobee

Hanna Frank
Nikki Frank and William
Hawkins of Okeechobee are
proud to announce the birth of
their daughter, Hannah.
She was born Feb. 13, 2005,
at St. Mary's Hospital in West
Palm Beach. She weighed 3
pounds, 14 ounces, and was
17.5 inches long.
Her maternal grandparents
are Karen and J.W. Cotton of
Okeechobee.


Hanna Frank
Paternal grandparents are
Cindy Bolinger of Okeechobee
and Bill Hawkins of Leesburg.
Hannah's great-grandparents
are Pat and Jim Thum of Colum-
bus, Ohio, and Louis and Carrie
Snipes.

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Royal of Okeechobee are proud
to announce the birth of their
daughter Jenna Lauren Royal.
She was born March 9, 2005,
at Palms West in West Palm


Jenna Lauren Royal
Beach. She weighed 8 pounds, 7
ounces, and was 20.75 inches
long.
Jenna was welcomed home
by Jonathon and JuliAnn.
Maternal grandparents are
Doug and Cindy Rowland of
Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are
Daryl and Debi Lewis of Okee-
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Her great-grandparents are
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Library will host



Storytelling Fest

The Okeechobee County Pub- and Georgia. Mrs. Carpenter has
lic Library will be hosting the recorded seven original CDs and a
fourth annual Storvtelling Fest on children's music video.


Saturday, April 16, at 2 p.m.
The program will start with
local storytellers Pat O'Connor,
Pat Lewis and Margo Taylor.
There will be a break for refresh-
ments before the featured story-
teller and folk musician, Mrs. Kate
Carpenter, brings her Florida sto-
ries and songs to the audience at 3
p.m.
Mrs. Carpenter has been
singing, picking guitar and writing
songs for over 30 years. She has
brought the joy of her songs into a
variety of settings, including
schools, hospitals, jails, camps
and churches.
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da Folk Festival and a storyteller
for libraries throughout Florida


Combining storytelling and
folk singing, she has a creative
way of communicating through
melodies that are so catchy, you'll
be humming the tunes for days.
Adults and children alike will
be fascinated and amused with
her original repertoire and per-
formance.
CDs will be available after the
performance. A portion of the
proceeds will benefit the Friends
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This entertaining and family-
friendly concert is open to the
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IRCC to host lecture on mission of Scripps


FORT PIERCE Dr. Harry W.
Orf, the newly appointed vice presi-
dent for scientific operations and
professor of
chemistry for
Scripps Florida
will address
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- Realizing the
Vision," on
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April 13, at 3
p.m. in the Sci-
ence Center
Auditorium at Dr. Harry
the Indian River W. Orf
Community
College (IRCC) main campus in
Fort Pierce.
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Dan K. Richardson Entrepreneur-


ship Program Distinguished Lec-
ture Series established by the IRCC
Foundation. The presentation is co-
sponsored by the IRCC Employee
Development Program.
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strategies and technology to be uti-
lized by Scripps Florida in establish-
ing the biotechnology institution on
the Treasure Coast.
Prior to his appointment with
Scripps, and since 1983, Dr. Orf
served as director of molecular
biology laboratories at Massachu-
setts General Hospital and principal
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Medical School in Boston. While
there, Dr. Orf was instrumental in
forging an enduring science part-
nership between Mass General and
the Timilty Middle School in


Boston.
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Boston Public Schools and, in
1997, was given the American Hero
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directors at both the Economic
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BioFlorida, and was recently
named chair of the BioFlorida
Committee on Education.


He retired in September 2004 at
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summa cum laude in chemistry
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istry from Harvard University.
The presentation is free, and
tickets or reservations are not
required. However, seating is limit-
ed.
The IRCC main campus is locat-
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Pierce.
For information, contact
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Spotlight on Okeechobee


Sue Ford benefit
The Sue Ford benefit couldn't
have gone any better the
weather was great and the volun-
teers were all eager to help.
Sue was able to talk to several
cancer survivors who stopped
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Mart, Publix, Mosquito Creek
Grocery, Subway, Bill's Mini
Mart, The Landing Strip, Spring
Garden, Winn-Dixie, Pogey's,
Hallmark, McDonald's, Popeye's,
R.J. Gators, Domino's, Hungry
Howie's, Kahootz, Simply Beau-
tiful, Marilyn's Massage, Merrilee
Berglund, Amy Goding, Kathy
Fagan, Bill Fagan, Los Cocos,
Sears, Stafford's, Taco Bell, Victo-
ry Lane, Betty Beaman, Peggy
Simmons, Al Middleton, Red
Thornberry, Lori and Phil Berger,
Tradewinds Flight Instruction,
Big Lake National Bank, Okee-
chobee Abstract, E. & E. Auto-
motive, Brahman Theatre and
the First Methodist Church.
We could not have done it
without you!


The benefit for Sue Ford was very successful and we have all
of you to thank. We would like to congratulate Tiffany and
Jeff Larue, the winner of the 20" flat screen TV. Tiffany Larue
(left) is congratulated on winning the TV by Janetta Thiboult
(right).


Bobbi O'Neill
fundraiser
The Bobbi O'Neill Fundraising
Committee would like to thank the
community for the outstanding
success of the fundraiser held on
Mar 26.
We thank everyone who con-
tributed in any way by making cash
donations, purchasing barbecue
dinners and auction items or
donating items for the auction. A
special thanks to all the local busi-
nesses for their generous donations
for the auction.
Although it would be impossi-
ble to thank each person or busi-


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.
Free help with tax returns offered
AARP Taxaide is the nation's largest, free, volunteer run, tax
counseling preparation service. Their free service can answer most


ness individually, there are several
that deserve special recognition for
their assistance: First Baptist
Church (Pastor Randy Huckabee
and Cindy Maynard); WOKC; The
Okeechobee News; The Okee-
chobee Times; Noel Stephens (bar-
becue); Lynn Hooks, Bill and Gail
Saum (auction); Tom Bailey (auc-
tioneer); and the Tax Collector's
Office and County Clerk's Office.
Bobbi has had her five organ
transplant at the University of Pitts-
burgh Medical Center. All went very
well and she continues to recover.
The family is very appreciative for
all the community support and
especially for your continued con-
cern and prayers.


Okeechobee is truly a wonder-
ful community and your support in
times of need only proves what a
special place in which we live. May
God bless each of you and thank
you again for your wonderful gen-
erosity.
Thanks to our
customers
On behalf of the employees of
Scotty's I want to thank all the folks
in Okeechobee, who supported
and shopped with us.
It was very sad for all of us to
close the store, but we had no say
in the matter. The last week we
were open, many of us reflected on
the good times we had at Scotty's.
We always had a feeling of family,
as many of us had been there for
several years. We looked forward
each day, to seeing our customers
and trying to give them the service
they deserved.
Our store was bought and will
open in May, under new owner-
ship. We will open as MIDFLORIDA
Hardware and Lumber. The own-
ers have asked many of us to be a
part of the new store. We are excit-
ed that.our store will have a new
look, all new merchandise and a
renewed commitment to great
customer service.
MIDFLORIDA Hardware will be
an asset to our community and we
look forward to being members of
the team.
Again, thank you Okeechobee
for all your support and loyalty. We
look forward to seeing all of you in
May, in our new store.
Linda Rucks


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 Ameri-
can 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.


Robert and
Patricia Hills
Robert and Patricia Hills of
Okeechobee celebrated their
40th anniversary on March 20,
2005.
They were married on March
20, 1965, in Angola, Ind.
Their children are Shawnee
Skinner of Okeechobee, and
Steve Hills and Anita Clendening
both of Vero Beach.
They have nine grandchil-
dren.
The couple celebrated their
anniversary by driving around
Lake Okeechobee and just
spending quality time together.
They also visited the BOK Tower
Gardens in Lake Wales.


Robert and Patricia Hills


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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, April 1,
through Thursday, April 7, are as
follows:
Theatre 1 "Million Dollar
Baby" (PG-13) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Mon-
day at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Miss Congeniality
2" (PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre III "Guess Who" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs
You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his
or her full potential and become a
volunteer mentor for the Presi-
dent's Challenge to SOAR/Take
Stock in Children Scholarship pro-
gram. It's a proven life-changing
program that provides four-year
college scholarships to deserving
sixth and ninth graders in local
communities. The mentor meets
with the student one hour per
week at his/her school. Volunteer
opportunities are available in Indi-
an River, Martin, St. Lucie and
Okeechobee counties. Please call
the Indian River Community Col-
lege Foundation at (772) 462-
4786.

Halfway House
looks for volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House looking for volunteers to
work with our adolescent boys. If
you have any free time or talents
you'd like to share, please call
Shelly Batton at (863) 357,0047.
Consumer credit
counseling offered
If debt threatens you, talk with
your creditors about developing a
revised payment schedule or call
Consumer Credit Counseling Ser-
vice for a free and confidential
appointment. In Palm Beach
County 434-2544 or 1-800-330-
2227, exit. 108.
Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
ing Library, on the corner of N.W
Second Street and Second Avenue.
Entertain or educate yourself, using
486 audiocassettes, including
audio books, plus Christian
romances and 575 videos. Prepare
a paper on comparative religion, a
book report, programs for men,
women or children, a craft project
or a Sunday school lesson. Easy to
use because we use the Dewey
Decimal System, the same as
school and public libraries. As a
private library we can and do pre-
view our media. Currently the
library is staffed Sunday 9:30 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday evening
6 to 8 p.m. Contact Doris Entry at
763-4021.
Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege 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., English as
second language classes, Monday
and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED,
Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday from 8
a.m. until 4 p.m.; Seminole Reser-
vation, Brighton, Adults basic edu-
cation/GED, Tuesday and Thursday
from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.; Church
at Larson Dairy, S.R. 70 East, Eng-
lish 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., Citizenship class,
Thursday, from 6:30 until 9 p.m.;
Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W
23 Lane, adult basic
education/GED and English as a
second language classes, Monday
through 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., English as a second
language, Tuesday and Thursday
from 7 until 9 p.m.


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FORD KEY- found in Wal
Mart parking lot, has com-
puter chip inside,
(863)697-3539.
LAB MIX- found in Platts
Bluff, Sunday 3/13, male,
approx 10 mos old, white
(863)634-5559.


CAT, White Calico, Female,
Vic. of Wolf Rd. & Eagle
Bay Drive. Lost on Easter
Sunday. (863)763-1457
LOST WALLET Outside of
the Dollar General store
441. Brownish red. Please
call 863-697-6129.
MALTESE DOG- small,
white, has limp, last seen
Hwy 98 by St Lucie Bat-
tery & Tire. (863)634-
3689 or 763-5151 or 467-
8982.


CATS, 2, Female, All under
1 yr. old. They love kids. In-
doors pets. To good home
only. (863)763-3753


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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
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A/C COMPANY looking for
Service Tech./Installer
w/min. 5 yrs. exp. Good
pay, company truck,
benefits, 401k. DFW.
863-763-8391
ASSISTANT MANAGER
For large cooler operation.
Must be able to operate a
forklift. H.S. Diploma, Com-
petitive salary based on
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
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POSITION: Assistant Principal
LOCATION: Glades County School District
MooreHavenJr.-Sr. High
School
DATE REQUIRED: July 18, 2005
QUALIFICATIONS:
*Certified in School Principal or
Eligible for Certification
DUTIES:
*As assigned by Principal
*216 day contract
SALARY:
ePer Glades County School Board
Salary Schedule.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 12, 2005
Direct Application and Resume To:
Wayne Aldrich, Superintendent
400 10th Street SW
Moore Haven, Florida 33471
(863)946-2083
Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider.
Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications
made for the Disabled.
Psnted 3/2q/05


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privatized corrections others challenging
and exciting opportunities. Excellent bene-
fits (F/T positions) Current openings for:
RN
Library Consultant (P/T 8 hrs per mo)
Certified Correctional Officers
Dental Asst.
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MOORE HAVEN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
1990 East SR 78 NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Phone 868-946-2420
Fax 863-946-3437
EOE M/F/V/H 7


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Must be 18 yrs of age
Apply in person
ARS POWERSPORTS.


CLOSER & PROCESSOR
Needed for growing title
company. Fax resume to:
863-357-3955


G, MANAGEMENT

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

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



POSITION: Director of Curriculum
LOCATION: Glades County School District
DATE REQUIRED: May 1, 2005
QUALIFICATIONS:
eAdministrative/Management Experience
eAppropriate Educational Background
& Certification.
DUTIES:
oAdminister the operation & management
of district wide programs.
eAny duties as assigned
by Superintendent.
SALARY:
ePer Glades County School Board
Salary Schedule.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 12, 2005
Direct Application and Resume To:
Wayne Aldrich, Superintendent
400 10th Street SW
Moore Haven, Florida 33471
(863)946-2083
Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider.
Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications
made for the Disabled.
Posted: 3/29/05


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





IPositions Currently Available Include:
'.. in,r,, / Fabricator Water Well Driller
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401-K. Earn Up To $36,000 Plus Benefits. We Are A
Drug Free Workplace And Are Asking That Only
Experienced Applicants Apply. A CDI_ 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 P-.n ,, .

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


CABLE TV Cable techs
needed for collections/
disconnect. Many routes
available throughout
St. Lucie, Martin &
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

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 SW 3rd
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
DFWP.
Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay &
Benefits for Experienced
Drivers, 0/0, Solos,
Teams & Graduate Stu-
dents. Bonuses Paid
Weekly. Equal Opportunity
Employer. (888)MORE
PAY (888-667-3729).
Driver- OWNER/
OPERATORS
*Competitive Rates *Paid
Fuel Taxes & Tolls *Air
Freight Runs *Lots of
Miles. Call Phil, M-F, 8-4
@ (800)899-3059;
(765)315-9118.
Drivers/OTR-Tanker look-
ing for Professional driv-
ers! NEW 2005 Equip-
ment, Top Pay, BONUSES,
Prepass & EZ Pass, Rider
Program & Much more!
North American Tank
'Lines (866)748-6285.

DUMP TRUCK DRIVER
CDL Licensed A or B.
Experienced. Mon.-Fri.
9am-5pm (772)464-2582.
Dump Truck
Driver Needed
Clear Class A or B CDL
EOE/DFWP
Apply at
Rock-A-Way Inc.
2308 S. Parrott Ave.
(863)763-3143
DUMP TRUCK DRIVER
Must have Class A or B
license. Experience in oper-
ating equipment a plus.
Self motivated. Pay based
on exp. 863-634-0848

ESTIMATOR
Wanted for construction job
for Underground Utilities,
streets & sewer.
(863)763-2838.
Exceptional Online Retail
Business for Sale. Gross
S90K. Expandable. Up-
naRket Home/Garden dec-
orative accessories. $25K.
(407)322-4242 after

EXECUTIVE
DIRECTOR
Prenatal/Infant health coali-
tion seeks Exec. Dir. with
expc~ence in contracts.
fiscal 'ngint. 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.


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$26,000.00/YR. TO START


*NOW HIRING*

Assistant Managers to train at the Okeechobee

location. We have 16 locations in Florida and we

are seeking motivated and ambitious individuals

looking for a career in restaurant management.

Management experience preferred, but not

always needed. Will train the right person.

Must have High School Diploma or equivalent.

By starting in this position, you could be making

$36,000 $40,000 within one year after only

your first promotion! The opportunity starts here.

FAX RESUME TO 467-2402


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



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



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


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



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



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


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.
FULL TIME
LEGAL ASSISTANT
SECRETARY
East Coast law firm, serving
the Treasure Coast for 29
years, is expanding its firm
to Okeechobee. Applicant
must be experienced in
Real Estate or Civil Litiga-
tion, preferably both. Sala-
ry commensurate with ex-
erience. Send resume to
es Harvin, c/o Harvin,
Harvin & Pinnock, LLP,
Suite 210-B, Stuart, Fl.
34994
$ GET PAID TO SHOP$
Mystery Shoppers needed
immediately in your local
area, as seen on TV.
Make $, flexible hours,
complete training. Internet
access required.
Call 800-736-5572.

HELPER Needed For install-
ing Hurricane Shutters.
$10 hr to start, will train
Call 863-467-4442 6-9p
HELP WANTED Earn Extra
income assembling CD
cases from any location.
No experience necessary.
Start immediately!
(800)405-7619 ext 28
www.easywork-
greatpay.com.

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.


KNIGHTS MARINE Now Hir-
ing All Shipyard Crafts-
men. East, West And Gulf
Coast Projects. Excellent
Pay And Benefits. TOLL
FREE (877)603-7635.


LAUNDRY MAT
WORKER
Dependable
Responsible
Must be able to work
nights and weekends
Apply in person at
Northlake Washbowl
next to Publix
(863)763-6686


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.

NOW ACCEPTING APPLI-
CATIONS PT/FT No Exp
Necessary $50 Cash Hir-
ing Bonus (888)287-6011
ext 107
www.USMailingGroup.co-
m
Parts Counter
Sales Person
GREAT AMERICAN RV'S of
Okeechobee is a growing
RV Dealership Seeking a
parts counter sales person
with good customer rela-
tions. Computer experi-
ence necessary. Auto in-
dustry knowledge a plus.
Fax resume to
863-357-3905 or Call Amy
at 863-357-3900


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



JACK'S TOP SOIL
Shell Rock &
Bob Cat work
Call
(863)467-4734


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer Video 5FO
Crafts Supplies 5
Cruises 590
Drf:apes, Linens & Fabr;cs 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health 8 Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps Lights 640
Luggage 6-1E
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies.
Equipment 665
Pets Supplies
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 630
Pools & Supplies 655
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700,
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730.
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 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.


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


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

FREEZER, Upright, 11 cu. ft.
$50. (863)763-5422


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

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

Truck Driver Wanted
CDL Class A req'd.
Local Hauling
(863)634-7725

UP TO $4,000 WEEKLY!!
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1 2 HOUR DAILY
Must like animals
Great for students after
school. (863)634-3452.

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

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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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WASHER (Whirlpool) &
DRYER (Fngidaire). Good
cond. Moving must sell.
$100 (863)763-2958



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


Steel Building Sale 20X30,
25X30, 30X40, 40X60,
50X100 Brand New Free
Delivery if ordered by 04-
09-05 Call Charlie
(800)896-1082.
STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory
Deals Save $$$. 40 x 60'
to 100 x 200'. Example: 50
x 100 x 12' = $3.60/sq ft.
(800)658-2885
www.rigidbuilding.com.



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.

LUMBER, Pressure Treated,
4x4x10. Approx. 150.
$1500 value. $900 for all,
will sep. (863)843-0058
METAL ROOFING SAVE
$$$ Buy Direct From Man-
ufacturer. 20 colors in
stock with all Accessories.
Quick turn around! Deliv-
ery Available Toll Free
(888)393-0335.

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


COMPUTER MACHINE -
366c Tower complete all
books & disks,.,17" moni-
tor, $200. (772)461-8822
PAINTING of Loxahatchee
River by I. Fletcher of Jupi-
ter 50's. $200. (772)461-
8822



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


BEDROOM SUITE girls
5pcs. Antique white stain
w/pink floral design $400
(863)983-7775
BED SKIRTS, (2) Twin, light
green, $6. (863)467-
8681

Broyhill Furniture Sale!
Morgan's Furniture
707-709 SW Park St.
863-467-2072
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.
COUCH & LOVESEAT, Bas-
set, Floral design. $150 for
both. (863)467-0924

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- 2


ROUND TABLE 4 chairs top
wood & white $50
(863)763-8085

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- 30 Misc,
clubs, incld sets, $6.00
each, 2 bags $7 each.
(863)946-3123.
GOLF CLUBS, Wilson &
Spalding, 2 Sets w/metal
woods. $190 for both, will
sep. 863-946-3123



MASSAGE TABLE- with
professional power mas-
sager, $250 or will separ-
ate. (863)357-2233.
STEPPER, BIKE, & Multi
Task Upright weight
bench, must see, $200
neg. (863)467-2292.
WEIGHT SET, Weider Pros-
tack. $300 B63-673-2671





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



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


ALASKAN DIAMOND WIL-
LOW (2)- beautiful pattern,
$200 neg. (863)763-7584
after 5.
BRAND NEW COMPUTER
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You're approved. Guaran-
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Checking account re-
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Blue Hippo Funding Call
now for free bonus.

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dard installation. 2
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SPA! Overstocked! New 7
person spa-Loaded! In-
cludes cover, delivery &
warranty. $2999, was
$5999. (888)397-3529.







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
avid.



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

BEAGLE 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


PIT BULL PUPPIES
Ready to go, $100.
(863)697-1725.

REDBONE HOUND MIX,
5yrs. Couch potato. Needs
loving home. Great com-
panion. (863)467-0380.
YORKIE PUPPIES 9 weeks
old, AKC reg., 1 female, 1
male, $695. Call (561)
791-4567.



SPA, VITA;. .4 Person, Needs
new watitpump. $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.





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


SAW, Table Style, Crafts-
man, 10". 27x40" Table.
$150. (863)763-7584

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



PORTABLE OXYGEN
MACHINE- that will run off
12 volt or 110. (863)357-
1715.
STEEL GUITAR Double
Neck Pedal in good condi-
tion. Please call (863)763-
6230.


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed. Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies.'
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 3.55
Poultry-Supplies 860
Seeds 'Plants,;
Flowers 865


QUARTER HORSE, MARE,
Registered, Leo-3 Bars,
Rides, Barrels, Child safe.
$2500 (863)675-4981
REGISTERED PASO FINO
GELDING- 11 yrs, buck-
sskin color, smooth gait,
$2500 (863)447-2395.



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

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


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos.
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955


leafs, solid wood, 1940's,
good cond, $175. neg.
(863)634-9620.
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
black, fits 27" TV, good
condition, $50. (561)252-
1371 (cell)
GLIDER CHAIR- 2 seat,
needs cushions, $10.
(863)763-1997.

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


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


REFRIGERATOR, 2002
Whirlpool, 19 cu. ft. $300
or best offer. (863)635-
3439
REFRIGERATOR, Frigidaire,
Side By Side w/3rd door.
Works really good. $125
neg. (863)675-2440
Refrigerator, Commercial,
8x79x32, 3 dr, see thru,
$500 neg. You Haul. 863-
763-6257/763-0818.
STOVE, GE, Electric, All
works well. $100 or best
offer. (863)675-2440

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


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.





TOWNHOUSE 2 BR, Com-
pletely furn. wall ameni-
ties. No pets. Kings Bay
863-763-8349/634-1268


Ready to go 4/1/05 $600
(772)528-8564
CATAHOULA, reg. 12-wks,
housebroken, doggy door,
some commands. $100.
each. (863)467-0380.
MACAW- Blue and gold,
3yrs old, $780 or best of-
fer. (863)234-9553.

MINIATURE DACHSHUND
4 (M) Puppies & Mother.
CKC reg. Colors vary.
S425 Neg. 863-357-2250
MINI SCHNAUZER- F, salt/
pepper, 3 /z yrs old, good
w/older kids & adults,
$300, (863)357-0147.
Peach & White Doves, (2),
old enough to eat on their
own, $20 each. (863)675-
6214 aft 6 pm.







16 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, April 6, 2005


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WATERFRONT
2Bd/2Ba in Taylor Creek Isles for Rent
$1,000 a month. First, last and $600 security.
Furnished optional.
3Bd/2Ba in Taylor Creek Isles for Rent
$900 a month. First, last and $600 security.
Washer & Dryer. NO PETS PLEASE!
PIPPIN PROPERTIES REALTY
Call Kristy Cantrell-Ichimura, 763-3566


FORT DRUM, 2 Bdrm., 2
Ba, garage. Quite country
setting. Small pet okay.
Fenced yard Monthly or
seasonal. I 1.':. i .
2721.


FURNISHED HOUSE- 2br,
1ba, screen room, boat
lift, on water, Still Availa-
ble, (863)763-6886 or
(863)447-1093.

OKEECHOBEE, 3BR 2BA,
Fairly new home Unfur-
nished $900. mo 1st/Last
mo 863-697-3096.




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.



Private BR/BA incl. all util.
& phone (except long dis-
tance) $500 Mo.
(863)357-1426



Real Estate




Business Places -
Sale 105i
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos.
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 10"5
Land Sale 104:
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065I
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Spacs 1075
Waterfront Propertyl 0,)



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

TAYLOR CREEK ISLES
2 Bdrm, 2 Ba, 1700 sq. ft.
NEW: Appl., C/Air, Carpet &
Tile. New heated pool.
Must see! $165,000.
863-467-7029


HUNT ELK, Red Stag,
Whitetail, Buffalo Our
season starts September
1, 2005. GUARANTEED
HUNTING LICENSE,
$5.00. We have NO Game,
NO Pay Policy. Call days:
(314)209-9800, Even-
inqs: (314)894-3776.



ATTENTION INVESTORS:
Waterfront lots in the Foot-
hills of NC. Deep water
lake with 90 miles of
shoreline. 20% predevel-
opment discounts and
90% financing. NO PAY-
MENTS for 1 year. Call
now for best selection.
www.nclakefrontproperti-
es.com (800)709-LAKE.

BEAUTIFUL NORTH CARO-
LINA. WINTER SEASON IS
HERE! MUST SEE THE
BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL
MOUNTAINS OF WEST-
ERN NC MOUNTAINS.
Homes, Cabins, Acreage
& Investments. Cherokee
Mountain Realty GMAC
Real Estate, Murphy
www.cherokeemouLintainr-
ealty.com Call for Free
Brochure (800)841-5868.

FORECLOSED GOV'T
HOMES $0 or Low down!
Tax repos and bankrupt-
cies! No Credit O.K. $0 to
low down. For listings
(800)501-1777 fxt.
7qq
Guadalupe Riverfront!
Spectacular wide river-
fronts on "Prime" Texas
Hill Country location. 10-
32 acres w/ lots of water
frontage, huge trees, pan-
oramic views. From
$300's to $400's. Limited
number available, call now
before they're gone.
(800)609-7042 x 110.

LAKE VIEW BARGAIN
$29,900. Free boat slip!
High elevation, beautifully
wooded parcel. Across
from national forest on
35,000 acre recreational
lake in TN. Paved roads, u/
g utils, central water, sew-
er, more. Excellent financ-
ing. Call now (800)704-
3154,. ext. 608. Sunset
Bay, LLC.


SERENE MOUNTAIN GOLF
HOMESITE $230/MO. Up-
scale Golf Community set
amid Dye designed 18
hole course in Carolina
Mountains. Breathtaking
views. Near Asheville NC.
A sanctioned Golf Digest
Teaching Facility! Call toll-
free (866)334-3253 ext
832
www.cherokeevalleysc.c-
om Price: $59,900, 10%
down, balance financed
12 months at 4.49% fixed,
one year balloon, OAC.


Your new home could be in
today's paper. Have you
looked for it?


Vouses-Rent


WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS
North Carolina Where
there is: Cool Mountain
Air, Views & Stream,

Homes, Cabins &
Acreage. CALL FOR FREE
BROCHURE OF MOUN-
TAIN PROPERTY SALES.
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.co-
m.




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





AWNING
4' wide 54" high
$65.
(863)467-4191




FLEETWOOD '93, 14'x 50',
2br, 1 ba, Needs to be
moved. $2500. 863-675-
6651 aft 6pmr
Park Trailer. 32' W/FI/rm,
C/A, Sm. Adult Park. Fun.
5940 HWY 441 SE lot 12
$12k 863-467-8830

*NEW*

2005 HOME
Enjoy you home, lot
and clubhouse in
Palm Village Ranch
3/2 with many
upgrades. Raised
screened front porch,
carport & shed.
WIND ZONE Ill

863-467-4555


P ( q
..OKEECHOBEE '93, 14'x48',
2br 1ba w/20'x 42' FI/Rm
by Canal. $24,000 firm
863-763-6514

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




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


Pbi Notice


Recreation




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


BOAT, MOTOR, TRAILER,
17FT- take $1200 or trade
for economy car.
(239)243-6083.

BOAT TRAILER, "Rocket"
Single Axle, Holds 14-16
f1. boat. $250. (863)763-
3822


FIBERGLASS LUND 17' w/
trl 140HP I/0 Exc. cond.
$1500 (863)467-6876


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

PROLINE 153- 15'3", runs
good, 70HP Johnson, trlr,
lots of gear, $500 neg.
(305)304-5723.


Franklin Royal Executive
Park model '83, 12'x 35',
Very reasonable park
$7000. 239-612-0332.

GIANT RV BUYERS BLITZ.
April 8th, 9th, 10th. Giant
Recreation World. Flori-
da's Motorhome- Towable
Headquarters-
*Melbourne- (800)700-
1021. *Ormiond Beach-
(800)893-2552. *Winter
arden- (800)654-8475.
www.grwrv.com.


TRAVEL TRAILER, '92 Yel-
low Stone, 30'. Exc. cond.
New awning. $6000/best
offer. 863-675-7145




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, 10'/i x 12.
$125. (863)763-7609.



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



FLEETWOOD '99, 21', Hy-
brid, A/C, Bunkbeds,
sleeps 7, Good Cond Ask-
ing $8500 863-467-2773

Get a quick response to
any item you may be sell-
ing with a classified ad.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE NINETEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO. 1995-DP-526
IN THE INTEREST OF.
O.V., DOB: 02/02/95
Mother of the minor child.
Cathy Bias
TO Father of D.V.,
BRUCE VANDERGRIFT
Residence & Address Unknown
You are hereby notified that a petition
under oath has been filed by the
Department of Children and Family
Services in the above-styled Court
for the termination of parental
rights relative to D.V., a female
child, born on the 2nd day of Feb-
ruary, 1995. The child was born in
the County of St Lucie, in the State
of Florida. You are commanded to
be and appear before a Judge of
the Circuit Court, Juvenile Division
in the above-styled Court located
at:
Okeechobee County Courthouse
304 N.W. 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, FL 34972
At 1:30 P.M. on the 4th day of May,
2005, for hearing and to show
cause why said Petition should not
be granted.
Failure to personally appear at this
advisory hearing constitutes con-
sent to the termination of your pa-
rental rights to this child. If you fail
to appear on the date and time
specified, you may lose all legal
rights as a parent to the child
named in the petition attached to
this notice.
Be advised that you have the right to
have an attorney represent you in
this matter, If you cannot afford an
attorney, one may be appointed for
you.
Witness my hand as the Clerk of said
Court and the seal thereof, this
21st day of March, 2005.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of Court
By: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
563243 ON 3/24e30,4/6 13


Automobiles




Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks40-10
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 40600
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070


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

Dodge Dart Swinger, '73,
blue, raised rear, orig.
slant 6, $1500. (863)635-
4357 aft 5.
FORD TAURUS, '95, dcark
green, nice body, cold a/c,
minor work, $1500.
(863)763-1138
NOVA, '72- 6cyl, auto, 79K
miles, Daily driver 863-
634-0526.

OLDS. DELTA 88, '86- 2dr,
90K orig miles, excellent
condition, $1000 or best
offer. (863)946-0564.
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com
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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE NINETEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2000-DP-052
IN THE INTEREST OF:
D.V., DOB: 10/08/97
Mother of the minor child:
Cathy Bias
TO: Father of D.V ,
Bruce Vandergrift
Residence & Address Unknown
You are hereby notified that a petition
under oath has been filed by the
Department of Children and Family
Services in the above-styled Court
for the termination of parental
rights relative to D.V., a male child,
born on the 8th day of October,
1997. The child was born in the
County of St. Lucie, in the State of
Florida. You are commanded to be
and appear before a Judge of the
Circuit Court, Juvenile Division in
the above-styled Court located at:
Okeechobee County Courthouse
304 N.W. 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, FL 34972
At 1:30 P.M. on the 4th day of May,
2005, for hearing and to show
cause why said Petition should not
be granted.
Failure to personally appear at this
advisory hearing constitutes con-
sent to the termination of your pa-
rental rights to this child. If you fail
to appear on the date and time
specified, you may lose all legal
rights as a parent to the child
named in the petition attached to
this notice.
Be advised that you have the right to
have an attorney represent you in
this matter. If you cannot afford an
attorney, one may be appointed for
you.
Witness my hand as the Clerk of said
Court and the seal thereof, this
21st day of March, 2005.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of Court
By: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
563235 ON 3/24,30;4/6,13



TOYOTA CAMRY, '90- AC,
new tires, new brakes, ex-
cellent condition, $1400,
(863)877-0079.


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


NOVA, '72- 6cyl, auto, 79K
miles, Daily driver 863-
634-0526.





CLASSIC JEEP CHEROKEE
'85 runs & in good shape
$1250 or best offer
(863)763-0072.

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


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.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE NINETEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2000-DP-058
IN THE INTEREST OF,
C.A., DOB: 05/01/99
Mother of the minor child:
Ernestina Alvarez
TO Father of C.A.,
Richard "Richle" Ricardo
Residence & Address Unknown
You are hereby notified that a petition
under oath has been filed by the
Department of Children and Family
Services in the above-styled Court
for the termination of parental
rights relative to C.A., a male child,
born on the 1st day of May, 1999.
The child was bornm in the County of
St. Lucie, in the State of Florida.
You are commanded to be and ap-
pear before a Judge of the Circuit
Court, Juvenile Division in the
above-styled Court located at:
Okeechobee County Courthouse
304 N.W. 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, FL 34972
At 1:30 P.M. on the 4th day of May,
2005, for hearing and to show
cause why said Petition should not
be granted.
Failure to personally appear at this
advisory heanng constitutes con-
sent to the termination of your pa-
rental rights to this child. If you fail
to 'appear on the date and time
specified, you may lose all legal
rights as a parent to the child
named in the petition attached to
this notice.
Be advised that you have the right to
have an attorney represent you in
this matter. If you cannot afford an
attorney, one may be appointed for
you.
Witness my hand as the Clerk of said
Court and the seal thereof, this
21st day of March, 2005.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of Court
By: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
563240 ON 3/24,30:4/6,13



OLDS TORNADO '88, Blue,
Needs work. Nice body.
Doesn't run. $200 best of-
fer. (863)467-0987

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

Chevy C10 Stepside, '67,
solid body, 350 eng., runs,
needs some work, $1000.
863-635-4357

FORD F100 '82, gd. cond.,
straight 6, 3 sp., cap,
Class III hitch, $1500 firm.
-(321)214-1790

FORD F150, '82, 4 wheel
drive, 6 in. lift, runs, many
new parts, $1800 neg.
(863)261-1751

FORD F150 FLATBED- for
parts only. $800 or best
offer. (863)763-2775.



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


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



HD TRAILER 14x7, new
tires, good for cars or
heavy equip. $1000 neg.
(863)234-9553.


OPEN UTILITY TRAILER-
6x14, rear & side ramp,
spare tire, $1100.
(863)697-2032


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE NINETEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO. 1995-DP-526
IN THE INTEREST OF,
C.B., DOB: 09/23/89
Mother of the minor child:
Cathy Bias
TO: Father of C.B.,
Robert Martin
Residence & Address Unknown
You are hereby notified that a petition
under oath has been filed by the
Department of Children and Family
Services in the above-styled Court
for the termination of parental
rights relative to C.B., a female
child, born on the 23rd day of Sep-
tember, 1989. The child was born
in the County of Palm Beach, in the
State of Florida. You are com-
manded to be and appear before a
Judge of the Circuit Court, Juvenile
Division In the above-styled Court
located at:
Okeechobee CountyCouarthouse
304 N.W. 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, FL 34972
At 1:30 P.M. on the 4th day of May,
2005, for hearing and to show
cause why said Petition should not
be granted. ,
Failure to personally appear at this
advisory hearing constitutes con-
sent to the termination of your pa-
rental rights to this child. If you fail
to appear on the date and time
specified, you may lose all legal
rights as a parent to the child
named in the petition attached to
this notice.
Be advised that you have the right to
have an attorney represent you in
this matter. If you cannot afford an
attorney, one may be appointed for
you.
Witness my hand as the Clerk of said
Court and the seal thereof, this
21st day of March, 2005.
Sharon Robenson
Clerk of Court
By: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
563234 ON 3/24 30,4/6 13


Dodge Caravan, '92, good
mtr, 3.3 V6, needs trans.,
$800 neg. 863-261-2369/
532-8002.
GMC High Top Conversion
Van, '93, good motor &
trans, 5 new tires, will
trade for 3/4 ton Chevy or
GMC Pickup of equal val-
ue. (863)763-6083


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your community with lifesaving training, including CPR, First
Aid, Automated External Defibrillation, and HIV/AIDS Preven-
tion. Contact the Okeechobee Branch of the American Red
Cross at (863) 763-2488 to find out more.







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Dear Gibson & Kovac Family,

I am writing this as a letter of apology because of
my choices and irresponsibility you have lost some-
one dear to your heart. There is nothing in the world
that can make that up or replace Brian. I can't say I
know how you feel because I don't. I can't say that I
know what you go through because I don't. I've gone
thru alot of things since that November night, just
wishing I had it all to do over again, beating myself up,
knowing that I Clint Hutchinson have ruined some-
body's life, family and future. All this because I
thought I was having fun. Doing what most teenagers
do just trying to fit in, but it's not so fun now and a little
late to realize that. Brian was important to you all as
any son, brother, and grandson would be to any fami-
ly and I'm sure he still is. What I did that night was
wrong, choosing to drink and drive and there is noth-
ing I can do to make that up to your family, but from
the bottom of my heart I apologize for taking some-
thing away that can never be replaced, I am truly sor-
Sincerely,
Clint Hutchinson


REQUEST FOR BIDS
PUMPS, ETC.
The Okeechobee Utility Authonty (OUA) will receive Sealed Bids, for the
purpose of purchasing the following:
Septic tank effluent pumps
Automatic float assemblies
Altemators/Switches/Pump control assemblies
Miscellaneous pump appurtenances
Detailed specifications are available upon request from the office of the
Executive Director, at 100 S.W. 5th Avenue, Phone Number 863-763-
9460, Fax Number 863-763-3746. The OUA reserves the right to reject
any or all bids and to waive formalities in any bid wherever such rejection
or waiver is determined to be in the best interest of the OUA.
The Sealed Bids "must be delivered to the Executive Director's office, lo-
cated at Okeechobee Utility Authority Office, 100 S.W. 5th Avenue, on or
before 3:00 PM on April 11, 2005,
Loandon C. Fortner, Jr.
Executive Director
565508 ON 04/04,5.6,7,8,9,10/05


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