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Okeechobee News

Vol. 96 No. 98 Friday, April 8, 2005 50N Plus tax


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Pig races: First place winner recieves $20


Commissioners


plan hearing


on sludge issue


Staff photos/Maria Chandler
Students at North Elementary School who sold 10 tubs of cookie dough within the first
week of the fundraiser participated in a pig race. They also got to keep the pig as a gift
for their participation in the fundraiser that raised $6,2?6 for the school.


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
As if Okeechobee County
Commissioners did not have
enough headaches dealing
with the road situation, at their
next meeting they will once
again tackle the controversial
topic of sludge disposal.
Commissioners have sched-
uled a public hearing at their
April 14 meeting to consider
amending the sludge disposal
ordinance that was adopted in
July of 2003.
The ordinance, which was
adopted only after lengthy
debate and statements from
Fort Drum residents and Tir na
n'Og owner John Abel, calls for
annual inspections and permits
for sludge hauling vehicles in


the county, permitting of
sludge application sites, exten-
sive record keeping and prop-
erty line setbacks.
To date, no mechanism has
been set up to enforce this ordi-
nance. The ordinance calls for
inspections and monitoring to
be done by the health depart-
ment.
Eddie Trent of the health
department recently submitted
figures to the commissioners
estimating the inspection pro-
gram would cost $88,000 annu-
ally, while the revenue generat-
ed by inspection fees would be.
$23,612. Those figures indicat-
ed that it would cost the county
$64,388 to inspect sludge haul-
ing trucks. The tee for each
See Hearing Page 2


Truck driver

shot on 1-95;

man is arrested


Drought Index
Current: 183
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.37 feet

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

Index
Classifieds ...... 10-12
Comics ............9
Community Events .... 4
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports ............. 7
Weather ......... ...2
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Josh Strikowski of Great American Opportunities, Inc. awarded the students who sold
10 tubs of cookie dough within the first week of the fundraiser with pigs. The students
placed their pigs on the starting line and raged them. Tristan Dubois was awarded $20
for first place in the race. Ashia Brown received $10 for second. Michelle Dorta came in
third and received $5. Tommy Saca was the top seller in the fundraiser selling 50 items.
Present Thursday at the school were (left to right) Josh Strikowski, Tristan Dubois,
Ashia Brown, Michelle Dorta, Tommy Saca and Principal McCoy.


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
As Carl Guerrette', a truck
driver for ..
Power Play
Amuse-
ment,
passed
through ;
Jacksonville
Sunday .
afternoon all ,.
he wanted
to do was Carl Guerrette
get back to
Okeechobee. Instead he got a
big surprise he was shot.


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"It was something you
never expect," said Mr. Guer-
rette.
Mr. Guerrette, 38, was
southbound on 1-95 when he
reached over and grabbed a
cup of coffee. About that time
he heard a popping sound and
then felt a sting in his neck.
"Then 1 looked up and saw
a bullet hole in the window,"
he said.
At that point, he pulled over
and called 9-1-1. The Jack-
sonville police responded and
See Shooting Page 2


Staff photo/Pete Gawda
Double the fun
Dax Haught (left) and Melvin Brown doubled their fun by
going down the sliding board together at the wooden
jungle. These two young men and their kindergarten
classmates from North Elementary School spent a morn-
ing recently at the playground.


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Drugs, weapons charges



are filed against local man


A 19-year-old Okeechobee
man was arrested Wednesday by
members of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office Narcotics
Task Force on drugs and
weapons charges.
Justin Lee Bellamy was
arrested on felony charges of
possession of marijuana over 20
grams, possession of marijuana
with intent to sell and posses-
sion of a firearm during the com-
mission of a felony. He was also
charged with possession of drug
paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.


Bellamy, of
a South Parrott
Avenue
address, was
booked into "
the Okee-
chobee Coun- \
ty Jail under, a -
bond of
$20,500. Justin Lee
According to Bellamy
jail records, he
posted bond and was released
from jail on April 7.
A press release from the


Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) states that on
April 6 the narcotics task force,
along with that department's
Special Response Team, execut-
ed a search warrant on Bellamy
at his home..
In the course of searching the
residence, the release states
deputies seized: over 490 grams
of marijuana; a semi-automatic
pistol; drug paraphernalia; and,
over $200 in cash.


COE makes releases

from Lake Okeechobee


JACKSONVILLE The U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers have
begun a Level 3 pulse release
from Lake Okeechobee to the
Caloosahatchee River and a
Level 1 pulse to the St. Lucie
Canal.
The Corps' South Atlantic
Division recently approved a
temporary deviation to the
normal operations of Lake
Okeechobee under Water Sup-
ply/Environment (WSE),
which allows water managers
to make pulse releases more
often. The deviation known as
Class Limits Adjustment will be
in effect through March 15,
2007.
Pulse releases are designed
to mimic nature and provide
discharges from the lake to the
estuaries via the St. Lucie Canal
to the east and the Caloosa-
hatchee River to the west. They
attempt to strike a balance
between the lake's littoral zone


and the estuaries. In the future,
the ongoing Everglades
restoration, known as CERP, is
designed to provide storage for
much of this water and mini-
mize these types of releases.
Tuesday's lake level was
15.38 feet, in Zone D of the
WSE (Water Supply/Environ-
ment) regulation schedule.
This pulse release will contin-
ue for 10 days at an average
rate of 3000 cubic feet per sec-
ond (cfs) to the Caloosahatch-
ee River arid 730 cfs to the St.
Lucie Canal. These pulse
releases equals approximately
a 0.16 ft. drop in the lake eleva-
tion. For reference, a Level 1
pulse release to both estuaries
equals approximately 0.10 ft.
For further information,
please call the Jacksonville Dis-
trict Corporate Communica-
tion Office at (904) 232-2236 or
(cell) (904) 614-4976.


Shooting
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Mr. Guerrette was taken to
Shands Jacksonville where his
wound was treated. After treat-
ment, he was released.
"The wound was just a graze,"
said Mr. Guerrette. "There's possi-
bly a fragment of the bullet and
possibly a piece of glass in the
wound."
According to an article by Brid-
get Murphy of the Florida Times-
Union in Jacksonville, police
arrested 20-year-old Leland
Antone Mallory on misdemeanor
charges of. culpable negligence,
improper use of a firearm and dis-
charging a firearm in public.
Mallory allegedly told police
he was firing into a wooded area
behind the highway from the
front porch of a home in the. 1100
%=N____m N block of Alderside Street.
^The article goes on to state that
ad e investigators said they found bul-
let casings, a .22-caliber rifle and
ammunition on the front porch of
the home.


The article states that a witness
told police that Mallory said he
was shooting at birds.
Mr. Guerrette said his boss

gave him the day off Monday, but
he is now back at work and feel-
ing fine.
"I'm a little stiff.in the.neck," he
added.
Of the incident, Mr. Guerrette
said he was amazed that he was
able to keep the box truck he was
driving under control until he
could pull off to the side of the
road.
And now that he's had time to
reflect on the incident, he has a
definite interest in equipping his
truck with bullet proof glass.
"We've talked about it and
made jokes about," he said, "but
what are you going to do?"
(Editor's Note: Some of the
information contained in this
report was used with the permis-
sion of the Florida Times-Union.
Times-Union reporter Bridget
Murphy contributed to this
report.)


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truck under Mr. Trent's proposal
would be $1,400.
Commissioner Clif Betts said
that is what Martin County
charges. 4
At a Dec. 16, 2004, meeting
Commissioner Elvie Posey sug-
gested letting the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protec-
tion (DEP) handle inspection and
permitting.
"We need to enforce it or
change it (the ordinance)," Coun-
ty Attorney John Cassels told
commissioners at their March 10
meeting.
At the urging of commission-
ers, Mr. Cassels is offering amend-
ments that would delete the sec-
tion requiring inspection and
permitting of trucks. It would also
delete the sections requiring per-
mitting of land application sites
and record keeping.
However, the proposal would
retain the controversial setback
requirements that prohibit land
application of residuals within
750 feet of an adjoining property
line. This was the requirement


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contested by Mr. Abel, who said it
would adversely affect his opera-
tions.
The setback requirement
would also affect the operations
of the Okeechobee Utility Authori-
ty (OUA). At the time the ordi-
nance was adopted OUA Execu-
tive Director L. C. Fortner stated
that the ordinance would leave


him with only 100 acres for land
application, and he would have to
look at other options.
Both OUA and Tir na n'Og are
operating under Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protec-
tion (FDEP) permits and will not
be affected by the ordinance until
their current permits expire.


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Take Stock in Children Program to award scholarships


The 2005 recipients of the
President's Challenge to
SOAR/Take Stock in Children
scholarships will be awarded at a
ceremony celebrating area stu-
dents and their academic accom-
plishments on Monday, April 11 at
Indian River Community College.
Forty deserving 8th and 9th grade
students from St. Lucie, Indian
River, Martin, and Okeechobee
counties will receive a valuable
incentive for future success--full
four year college tuition scholar-
ships.
The scholarship program is
designed to motivate and assist
students who show academic
promise and might not otherwise
have the opportunity to attend
college. The scholarship recipi-
ents are matched with adult vol-
unteer mentors from the commu-
nity who provide guidance and
encouragement.
All the selected scholarship
recipients sign a contract agreeing
to maintain good grades, stay out


of trouble, stay away from drugs
and alcohol, and graduate from
high school. Those who meet the
challenge will receive a scholar-
ship to attend Indian River Com-
munity College for two years, fol-
lowed by two years at a Florida
public university.
Brandy Thompson, a 9th grad-
er from Okeechobee Freshman
Campus in Okeechobee County,
will receive a scholarship dedicat-
ed to the honor of Governor Jeb
Bush. Three students will benefit
from the dedication of seven bicy-
clists who rode 100 miles to raise
scholarship funds. These riders
include: IRCC Foundation Chair-
man Jos6 Conrado and his wife
Mary Ann Conrado and IRCC
administrators Jane Cebelak, Jos6
Farinos, Jan Pagano, Jimmie
Anne Haisley and her husband,
Rick Haisley.
In addition, 40 high school
seniors who were awarded the
scholarship in middle or high
school will be recognized at the


April 11th ceremony. These stu-
dents have met the challenges
required to receive the scholar-
ship and will be attending IRCC in
the fall. Indian River Community
College graduates of the program
will also be honored. Following
the awarding of scholarships at
this year's ceremony, 453 Presi-
dent's Challenge/Take Stock in
Children scholarships have been
awarded to students since the
program's inception. The scholar-
ships come with the provision
that students meet the parameters
of the challenge and graduate
from high school.
Guest speakers will include
IRCC employee and long-time
student mentor Ceil Gearhardt of
Vero Beach who will speak on the
importance of helping students
succeed. Sailfish Point Foundation
board members Nancie Parlin
and John Gilmore will speak
about their community commit-
ment to education. A first hand
account will be shared by Okee-


chobee High School senior
Eduarda Arellano who will gradu-
ate from IRCC in May as a dual
enrollment student. She plans to
begin Florida Atlantic University
as a junior in the Fall.
The scholarship program was
established nine years ago,
through a unique partnership of
four programs: SOAR (Scholarship
Opportunities for At-Risk Students)
sponsored by the St. Lucie County
Education Foundation; President's
Challenge Scholarship Program
sponsored by the IRCC Founda-
tion; and Take Stock in Children
sponsored by long-time support-
ers Tropicana and Publix, as well
as a dozen additional corporate
contributors. Many local business-
es, organizations, and individuals
have contributed to the program,
which is offered in cooperation
with the Indian River, Martin,
Okeechobee, and St. Lucie County
school districts. The program is
coordinated locally by the IRCC
Foundation.


The scholarships will be pre-
sented by Karen VanDeVoorde,
Executive Director of Secondary
Education and Mr. Thomas Maher,
Superintendent of Schools, Indian
River County School District; Holly
Laiben, Volunteer Services, Martin
County School District and Dr. Sara
Wilcox, Superintendent, Martin
County School District; Zella Kirk,
Assistant Superintendent and Dr.
Pat Cooper, Superintendent, Okee-
chobee County School District;
and Kim Phillips, Director of Devel-
opment, St. Lucie County Educa-
tion Foundation and Mr. Michael
Lannon, Superintendent, St. Lucie
County School District.
Contributions to the program
are welcome. All funds raised
locally will be used to provide
scholarships to local students. For
more information, call the IRCC
Foundation at 772-462-7245.
The recipients of the Take Stock
in Children scholarships from
Okeechobee are:


High school
seniors
Pedro Alvarez, Eduarda Arel-
lano, Yamil Arocho-Babilonia,
Jeffrey Leaton Coker Jr., Mayreli
Garcia, Illinorse Hardy, Heather
LeFevre, Jose Nunez, Janet Pine-
da, Carlos Portocarrero, Daniel
Rickards, Regla Santacruz, and
Donald Yates.

IRCC graduates
Eduarda Arellano, Juan Gar-
cia, and Krystal Mossel

2005 New
Recipients
Rafaela Benitez, 'Benjamin
Esquivel, Edmund Furphy Ill,
Faveola Hernandez, Giovanni
Jimenez, Latesha Neal, Christo-
pher Sapp, Kristen Serrett,
Brandy Thompson, and Alicia
Valcaniant


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Law Enforcement Activity Log


March 30
Escaped prisoner/prisoner in
custody, N.W. Ninth Ave.
Stolen trailer, N.W. Fourth St.
Abandoned vehicle, N.W 43rd
Ave.
Assault/prisoner in custody,
N.E. 15th Ave.
Found/wallet, N.W Fourth St.
Assault/prisoner in custody,
N.E. 39th Blvd.
Suspicious person/prisoner in
custody, S.R. 70 E.
April 1
Vandalism, S.E. 18th Way.
Domestic/verbal, U.S. 441 S.E.
Child molest, S.W. 28th St.
Stolen vehicle/recovery, N.W
Fourth St.
Theft, U.S. 441 N.
Fraud, S.E. 23rd St.
Burglary, N.E. Second St.
Assault, U.S. 441 N.
Arrest, N.W 36th St.
Hess station/prisoners in cus-
tody, S.R. 70 W.
Trespass, U.S. 441 S.
Domestic, N.W Ninth Ave.
Domestic, S.E. 43rd St..
April 2
Theft, N.W Eighth Ave.
Drunk pedestrian/prisoner in
custody, N.W 18th St.
Stolen vehicle, N.E. 14th Ave.
Tornado touch down, U.S. 441
N.
Larceny/theft, N.W. 110th St.
Traffic accident/prisoner in
custody, N.W. 42nd Ave.
Recovered runaway, S.E. 43rd
St.
Traffic arrest, S.E. 10th Ave.
Traffic arrest, N.E. Fifth St and
16th Ave.
Traffic arrest, U.S. 98 N.


April 3
Trespass, U.S. 78 W.
Traffic arrest, U.S. 441 N.
Assault, S.R. 70 E.
April 4
Theft, N.W. 36th St.
Civil problem, N.W. Ninth Ave.
Vandalism, U.S. 441 S.
Fraud, S.W. 18th Ct.
Trespass, N.W. 63rd Terr.
Suspicious incident, U.S. 441
S.E.
Prowler, N.E. 26th Ave.
Vandalism/prisoner in custody,
U.S. 98 N.
Assault, U.S. 441 N.
April 5
Traffic stop/prisoner in cus-
tody, U.S. 441 N.
Abandoned vehicle, U.S. 98 N.
Traffic stop/prisoner in cus-
tody, N.W. First St.
Domestic/verbal, N.W. Second
St.
Lewd and Lascivious act/pris-
oner in custody, U.S. 441 S.
Theft, N.W. 36th Terr.
Missing juvenile, N.W 21st
Lane.
Burglary, N.W. 46th Ave.
April 6
Death investigation, S.E. 25th
St.
Stolen vehicle, N.W. 21st Lane.
Stolen boat, N.E. 12th Lane.
Attempt to locate, S.E. 33rd St.
Civil investigation, N.W Third
St.
Theft/firearms, Lock 7.
Fight, N.W. 18th St.
Burglary, S.E. 27th St.
Assault, U.S. 441 N.
Missing juvenile, U.S. 441 S.E.
Domestic battery, S.R. 70 E.


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Speak Out


Exercise your right to free speech. Speak out is a free 24-hour
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public issues. You are not required to leave your name. While we
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Shame on You
"I am also a shamed relative to one of those arrested and I
think it is disgusting that someone would say the paper was being
'biased' and 'racist'. There were children in a drug dealer's home,
for goodness sake. The detective wasn't suffering from 'little
man's' syndrome; he just believes that there is no excuse for drug
use, which is the way we all should be. Shame on them for break-
ing the law; shame on them for exposing children to that environ-
ment; and, shame on you for sticking up for them!"

Graffiti
"This is about the teenager that is a gang member and did all
that graffiti in Basswood. The parents ought to be made to clean
that up, and they should know if their child is in a gang or not.
They just don't care, they let them run wild and they don't have
any curfew. It needs to be brought to the parents' attention,
because it is all the parents' fault."

Arrests
"Those people that got busted in R-Bar Estates. Those women
had small children, and I hope they were taken away from them.
And, I hope the government puts them away for a long time the
man and the women."

Doing the Math
"This is in regard to the Letter to the Editor, 'You do the math'. I
agree with you 100 percent and the best way to fill the gap is to
quit sending our money to every other country and keep it here
for ourselves."

Senior swimming classes
"Yes I am wondering when the swimming pool will be open
for Senior Citizens and what day they will have their classes." (Edi-
tor's Note: Thanks for calling. Classes started April 5 and will run
through Oct. 7. The classes are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays
and Fridays from 10 until 11:30 a.m. The cost is $1 per class. For
information, call (863) 467- 7667.)

Thanks to OMS
"I want to thank the students at Osceola Middle school for
painting the windows at the hospital. I work there and walk by
them every day and they always make me smile. Thank you once
again."

Change the Law
"I think they should change the laws for these sex offenders. I
think once they are in, they should stay in. If they get out they will
just do it again and next time they just might kill. So they all need
to be put in jail and left in jail."

Moms on Drugs
"How many babies are going to get hurt over mothers on
drugs, before they start taking care of druggie mothers and put
them all away?"

Stirring up Trouble
"This is in regard to the farewell in Speak Out. It is so obvious
that this is a local person that called this in, just trying to stir up
trouble."


Community Events

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

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

Church collecting for care packages
The Living Word of Faith Church of Okeechobee would like to
invite the community to participate in a project for Operation Free-
dom Iraqi. The church will be sending care packagesto 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.




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Upcoming Events

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.
.AA 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.

Saturday
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House,
which is located next to the driver's license office on U.S. 441 S.E. It is
a self-help group for people with a desire to stop using alcohol and
other intoxicating drugs and a desire to manage their emotional or
psychiatric illness. It's an open discussion group.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Mis-
sion, 1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited to come out and join us.
Topics of education include: AIDS; free HIV testing; STDs; personal
issues; domestic violence; abstinence; abuse of drugs; sex abuse;
plus, educational materials and prevention tools. Call (863) 634-9340
or (863) 357-6248, for information.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Society of Young Magicians will meet from 10 until 11 a.m. at
the First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For information, call
Dick Laneau at (863) 467-9540 or (727) 345-4323.
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-
H Extension office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would like to be
part of the Barnyard Buddies is invited, or you can sign up at the
Okeechobee County 4-H Extension office Monday through Friday.
from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call the extension office at
(863) 763-6469.

Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W Third St. It will be an open step meeting.

Monday
VFW#10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at noon at
the Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their guests are
invited. Please R.S.VP. to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for
your organization or group, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30 p.m. at
the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W 16th St. This meet-
ing is open to anyone interested in tracing their ancestry. The annual
membership is $10 per person, and $12 for a family. For information,
call Eve at (863) 467-2674; or, visit their web site at
http://www.rootsweb.com/-flgso.

Tuesday
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior at 8 p.m.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone is
welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Woman at the Well meet at 7 p.m. in the conference room at The
Gathering for a weekly 12-step recovery and support group meeting.
for women overcoming chemical dependency. For information, call
(863) 467-1112 or (863) 357-4418.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and the public are invited.
For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall. This is a men's only meeting. For information, call
Earl at (863) 763-0139.
-Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave.,
at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible
truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, which is locat-
ed next to the driver's license office. It is a self-help group that offers
support and education for people who have been diagnosed with
clinical depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder
or dual diagnosis.


Community Events

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. Following din-
ner, 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 dinner 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 1 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 sustain-
able 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 infor-
mation, 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 10. 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 cov-
ered dish or dessert. There will also be a special ordination service
for the new pastor, Reverend 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 ordi-
nance; restocking the supply of T-shirts, caps, mugs, etc.; and, initia-
tion 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 infor-
mation, call (863) 467-2036.

Classic car and motorcycle show planned
A free classic car and motorcycle show will be held Wednesday,
April 13, from 5:30 until 8 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Rd. There will be street rods, muscle cars, classics
and motorcycles. There will be live music, as well as hot dogs and
drinks. For directions or information, call Doug Martin at (863) 697-
6077.

Chamber members' luncheon planned
The Chamber of Commerce general membership luncheon will
be held April 13 at noon at the Golden Corral Restaurant. The guest
speaker will be Diego Chiriroga of LaVoz Spanish Newspaper. For
information, call the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.

Hospice to host directives session
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a free information session on
advanced directives. The session will be held Thursday, April 14, at
10 a.m. at Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth St. Refreshments
will be served. For information or to RSVP, contact Ms. Boutrin or
Ms. Davis at (863) 467-2321, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.
until 4 p.m.


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Community Events

Hancock family reunion scheduled
The annual Hancock family reunion is scheduled to take place
at Peace River Park in Fort Meade on April 16. It will be held at the
Peace River Park's large shelter, which is the one closest to the
highway. For information, call, Edith Brown (863) 763-4390.

Library hosting Storytelling Fest
The Okeechobee County Public Library will be hosting the
fourth annual Storytelling Fest on April 16 at 2 p.m. The program
will start with local storytellers. There will be a break for refresh-
ments before the featured storyteller and folk musician, Mrs. Kate
Carpenter, brings her delightful Florida stories and songs to the
audience.

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 District offices
in the Orange Blossom Business Center, 4204 Okeechobee 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 Learning 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 members
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; Thursday, May 26, "Yel-
low Raft, Blue Water" Michael Dorris; and Thursday, June 23,
"Before Women Had Wings" Connie Fowler. If you have ques-
tions 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.

Inaugural LOST Ride and Run planned
The Rotary will be hosting its inaugural LOST Ride and Run on
April 23, starting at 8 a.m. It will begin and end at Nubbin Slough.
Refreshments and bathroom facilities will be provided along the
route. Certified bicycle helmets are required. Orientation and sign-
ins will begin at 7 a.m. Registration fees will be $15 for adults and
$10 for childrenrunder 10. Riders, runners and walkers under the
age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent of guardian. Send reg-
istrations to Jim Mclnnes, Farm Bureau Insurance Co., 401 N.W
Fourth St., Okeechobee, Fla., 34974. Make checks payable to
Rotary's LOST Ride and Run. All proceeds of this event will be
donated to Martha's House.

Hospice will host yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee.will hold a yard sale on Thursday, April
28, from noon until 3 p.inm. The sale will continue on Friday, April
29, and Saturday, April 30, from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The sale will
be held at the Hospice of Okeechobee Volunteer House, located at
the corner of S.E. Fourth Street and Third Avenue. All proceeds
benefit patient care in Okeechobee.

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 experience. Seating is limited so call
(863) 467-3085, for information or to pre-register.

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

Chamber plans Cinco de Mayo celebration
The Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce will host a Cinco de
Mayo celebration on May 7. Updates on.artists, bands and the
venue will be announced in the near future. For information, con-
tact the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.

Free help with tax returns offered
SAARP Taxaide is the nation's largest, free, volunteer run, tax
counseling preparation service. Their free service can answer most
of the tax issues faced by middle- to low-income taxpayers, with
special attention to taxpayers age 60 or older. Your tax returns can
be filed electronically. Taxaide will be working now through April
15, on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the 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,
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Brahman Netters stop the Port St. Lucie Jaguars


The Brahman boys' and girls'
tennis team took on the Jaguars
Tuesday afternoon in Port St.
Lucie and stopped them 4-3 and
4-3.
This was the second win of the
season for the boys' team with
freshmen Bobby Spelts and Elj
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Bailey coming through for the
Brahmans in singles competition.
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The results of the games are as
follows:


Boys' singles:
Ryan Bailey (Okee.) def.
Harley Marcel (PSL) 8-4.
Mike Hery (PSL) def. Joey Ellis
(Okee.) 8-1.
Dane Bes (PSL) def. Ryan Ful-
ford (Okee.) 8-3.
Bobby Spelts (Okee.) def.
Jonathan Wheatley (PSL) 8-6.
Elj Cabansay (Okee.) def.
Kevin Kiwi (PSL) 8-2.
Boys' doubles:
Marcel and Hery (PSL) def.
Bailey and Ellis (Okee.) 8-3.
Fulford and Spelts (Okee.) def.
Bes and Wheatley (PSL) 8-6.
Rena Boswell and Jami Fadley


had two wins for Okeechobee.
Sophomore Brooke Ragamat had
her varsity win for the Lady Brah-
mans. Boswell and Fadley then
teamed up in doubles competi-
tion to secure the Lady Brahman
win 4-3. The Lady Brahmans are
now 6-1 in district play.
The results of the girls' games
are:
Singles:
Ana.Lozano (PSL) def. Alyssa
Wright (Okee.) 8-6.
Patricia Vanden Elzen (PSL)
def. Rachel Vickers (Okee.) 8-0.
Rena Boswell (Okee.) def.
Alisha Neverson (PSL) 8-3.


Jami Fadley (Okee.) def.
Caitlin Graffius (PSL) 8-3.
Brooke Ragamat (Okee.) def.
Mallory Winstead (PSL) 9-8 (8-6).
Doubles:
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(PSL) def. Wright and Vickers
(Okee.) 9-7.
Boswell and Fadley (Okee.)
def. Neverson and Graffius (PSL)
8-5.
The Brahmans will take on
Clewiston on Monday, April 11 at
the Okeechobee Sports Complex
at 4 p.m.


Sports Briefs


Chobee Bulls
Cheerleading to meet
There will be a mandatory
parent/student meeting of all
fifth, sixth and seventh grade girls
interested in becoming Chobee
Bulls cheerleaders on Friday,
April 15 at 5:30 p.m. at Yearling
Middle School's library. Their
cheerleading clinic will take place
from Monday, April 18-to Thurs-
day, April 21 at Yearling beginning
at 5:30 p.m. Try-outs will take
place on Friday, April 22 at the
Yearling gymnasium beginning at
5:30 p.m. sharp. For more infor-
mation contact Barbara Stokes at
634-9174.

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


chobee Golf and Country Club on
April 23.
The scramble will begin at 8
a.m. and will be followed by a
luncheon and the presentation of
trophies and prizes.
The cost is only $45 per golfer
and includes the round of golf,
cart, lunch and prizes.
For information, contact Bon-
nie Matteo at 634-6805.

Headturners3.com
plans new bass trail
Headturners3.com has
announced its new one-man,
one-boat, one-day bass tourna-
ment trail beginning on April 24.
The kick off event for this new
trail will take place on Sunday,
April 24, at Roland and Mary Ann
Martin's Marina and Resort in
Clewiston.
Information is available on
their website at www.headturn-
ers3.com.

Headturners3.com
hosts bass tourney
Headturners3.com will host its
two-day bass tournament on
April 9 and 10 at Okee-Tantie
Marina. Anglers may sign up at
Garrard's Tackle Shop in Okee-
chobee or at the ramp on Satur-
day morning.

Kiwanis Club hosts
annual golf tourney
The Kiwanis Club will host its
10th annual golf scramble on Sat-
urday, April 30, at the Okee-
chobee Golf and Country Club,
beginning at 8 a.m. with a shot-
gun start.
The $50 entry fee includes a


continental breakfast, cart, prizes
and lunch.
Team prizes are: first place -
$100 gift certificate each player;
second place -$75 gift certificate
each player; eighth place $50
gift certificate each player; next-
to-last place $25 gift certificate,
each player. The first hole-in-one
wins a $25,000 Dodge Ram Quad
Cab Truck donated by Eddie
Accardi Dodge. Hole sponsor-.
ships are $150 for a tee or Green.
Corporate sponsorships are $300
for a foursome and one tee spon-
s6rship.
All proceeds will benefit the
youth of Okeechobee County.
For information, contact Ben
Sims at (863) 467-8118.

Junior tennis
tourney slated
The second annual Okee-
chobee Junior Tennis Tournament
will be held Thursday, May 19, at
the Okeechobee Sports Complex
tennis courts.
Check in time is 8:45 a.m. Tour-
nament play will start at 9 a.m.
There will be separate boys
and girls divisions. The divisions
will be broken down into age
groups. They are: boys-10; boys-
12; boys-14; boys-16; and, boys-
18. The girls' division will have the
same age groups as the boys.
The cost will be$ 10 per player
which includes a T-shirt, lunch,
balls and awards.
For information, contact Dave
Ellis at (863) 763-4518 or 532-
9316.

Team Trail
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The Okee-Tantie Team Trail


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has announced its 2005 tourna-
ment schedule.
The trail will kick off with the
Russ Bringger Memorial Tourna-
ment on May 28. The official trail
,will begin on May 29. The dates
for the rest of the trail are June 26,
July 10, Aug.7, Sept. 11 and Oct.
9.
The trail's classic will take
place on Nov. 19 and 20.
The tournaments will all be
held at Okee-Tantie Marina and
Campground. Registrations for
the' memorial tourney and the
trail can be made at the Wanta-
Linga Motel or at the dock on the
day of the tournament.
For information, contact Larry
Crossman at (863) 763-1020.


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At the Movies


The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, April 8,
through Thursday, April 14, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Sahara" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9:05
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9:05 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
9:05 p.m.
Theatre II "Fever Pitch" (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 "Miss Congeniality
2" (PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 4:15
p.m.
Also showing at Theatre Ill-
"Guess Who" (PG-13) Show-
times: Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday at 2, 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

Volunteers are
needed at Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
has volunteer opportunities avail-
able in Okeechobee assisting the
patient care and administrative
teams to provide Hospice services
to Okeechobee area residents. Per-
manent and part-time volunteers
provide direct patient support serv-
ices such as companionship, tele-
phone contacts, letter reading,
main caregiver relief and other
non-medical assistance. They also
assist Hospice in fund raising, cleri-
cal and office support. Age is not a
barrier. For information, visit Hos-
pice of Okeechobee at 411 S.E.
Fourth St., Okeechobee, or call
(863) 467-2321.

Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart, 7)1 S.W. Sixth St.,
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in mar-
tial arts. The classes arg currently
taught lour days a week on Tues-
day, Wednesday and Friday, from 6
until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from
11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your home
to discuss the required safety
equipment needed on your boat.
This service is free. You will receive
a cordial informative and confi-
dential boat inspection. A vessel
safety check decal will be placed
on boats that meet all the require-
ments. Call (863) 467-3085 to
arrange a boat check.

Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
S.E. Second St., has used handi-
capped equipment such as walk-
ers, portable toilets, crutches,
canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
use of such equipment is welcome
to stop by the post and pick out
what they need. There is no charge
and anyone is welcome. This is not
restricted to veterans. Call the Post
at. (863) 763-2950.

Barbershoppers
looking to expand
The Just for Kicks barbershop
quartet group is looking for men
who like to sing. Tenors, baritones,
leads and basses are all invited to
join our group. We practice on
Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Okee-
chobee Health Care Center, 1646 N
Hwy. 441. Join us in singing some
old time songs and community
entertainment. We are looking to
expand our group. Good clean fun
and a great sound are our objec-
tives. For information, call (863)
763-0175 or (863) 467-6347.

Volunteers wanted
for hospital auxiliary


Would you like to make a differ-
ence in the lives of others? Rauler-
son Hospital Auxiliary has many
opportunities of service for adults
seeking volunteer work. Volunteer
as little as four hours a week or as
many as 20 hours. Morning or
afternoon shifts are available.
Many opportunities currently exist
and new programs to begin soon.
Please contact the lobby desk at
Raulerson Hospital for a Volunteer
Application. For information, call
(863) 763-2151, ext. 3312. The hos-
pital's Volunteen Program (ages
14-17) begins in June.


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puter chip inside,
(863)697-3539.

CAT, White Calico, Female,
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Sunday. (863)763-1457

LOST WALLET Outside of
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441. Brownish red. Please
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ployees must sign and consent to required testing.
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Ranch Division
Has an opening for:
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR.
Applicant must have: one (1) yearprior
experience with farm equipment and a
valid Florida drivers license.
Applications accepted:
Mon-Fri. 8am to 3 pm
at 106 SW County Road 721.
Okeechobee, FL.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Drug Free Workplace M/F/DN/V



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


$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


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



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
(863)763-7396


The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.


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

Daily Work/Daily Pay.
Report 6am @ 105 SW 3rd
Ave @ Labor Finders.
863-467-9193

DELIVERY DRIVER
LOCAL ROUTE
Class B with Hazmat
Excellent salary
and benefits
Call 1-800-867-9831
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.
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

ESTIMATOR
Wanted for construction job
for Underground Utilities,
streets & sewer.
(863)763-2838.

EXECUTIVE
DIRECTOR
Prenatal/Infant health coali-
tion seeks Exec. Dir. with
experience in contracts,
fiscal mgmt, program
planning, MCH issues.
Masters degree in related
field and three years man-
agement experience pre-
ferred. OR Bachelors with
five years experience.
Closing April 15. Mail re-
sume to Healthy Start Coa-
lition, PO Box 2560, Okee-
chobee, FL. 34973 or fax
863-462-5878
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-
perience. Send resume to
es Harvin, c/o Harvin,
Harvin & Pinnock, LLP,.
Suite 210-B, Stuart, Fl.
34994
General Office Duties, need
experience in Excel and
Word. Fax resume to 863-
763-6337.
HELPER Needed For install-
ing Hurricane Shutters.
$10 hr to start, will train
Call 863-467-4442 6-9p

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.
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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online at
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classfl.html or
mailto: classad@newszap.com

PROJECTIONIST Need Will
train. Apply in person at
Brahman Theater III 1605
S Parrot Ave.


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


SERVICE WRITERS Exp. or
Mechanical back ground
Career Oppt. Okee. Motor
Co. 3175 Hwy 441 S.

SERVICE WRITER Exp or
Mechanical back ground.
Career Oppt. Okeechobee
Motor Co 3175 Hwy 441 S.

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



MEDICAL ASSIST NEEDED:
For Surgeons Office in
Okeechobee Exp. Pref. Fax
resume: 772-283-4919

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online at
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mailto: classad@newszap.com



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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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 54.5
Carpets Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer. Video 580
Crafts 'Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens S Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment.'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps.-Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies'
Equipment 665
Pets. Supplies,
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 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


MICROWAVE- Samsung,
With microwave cart, ex-
cellent condition, $50.
(863)763-3451.
REFRIGERATOR, 2002
Whirlpool, 19 cu. ft. $300
or best offer. (863)635-
3439
Refrigerator, Comrrercial,
8x79x32, 3 dr, see thru,
$500 neg. You Haul. 863-
763-6257/763-0818.
REFRIGERATOR, Frigidaire,
Side By Side w/3rd door.
Works really good. $125
neg. (863)675-2440
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.
UPRIGHT FREEZER White,
14.1 cu. ft. $50. Can deliv-
er within LaBelle. Call Rob-
ert (863)675-2199.
WASHER- Hotpoint, white,
excellent condition, $50.
(863)763-3451.

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



ALUMINUM AWNINGS 3,
40"W x 60"L, 46"W x
42"H, 75"W x 49"H. $350.
Will Sep. 863-467-6102
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
RIDGE CAP- new, brown,
steel, 60 feet, 26 gauge,
$120. (863)357-5754.


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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.


BED SKIRTS, (2) Twin, light
green, $6. (863)467-
8681

BUNK BEDS Twin, Solid
wood w/bunky boards.
Rarely used. $225 863-
634-5943.

CEDAR CHEST
$50. (863)763-9647

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

Coffee Table, 2 end tables
& sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $300/
all. (863)674-0467.
COFFEE TABLE w/Formica
Top and COMPUTER
CHAIR, $50 for both, will
sep. (863)763-1059
COUCH & LOVESEAT, Bas-
set, Floral design. $150 for
both. (863)467-0924

DINING ROOM SET, Pecan
Finish, 6 Chairs, Table &
China Hutch. $400
(863)357-1560
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.
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
black, fits 27" TV, good
condition, $50. (561)252-
1371 (cell)
GLIDER CHAIR- 2 seat,
needs cushions, $10.
(863)763-1997.

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, $200.
(863)467-8681



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
WORK CART- 4 seater,
truckbed, 36V, with charg-
er, good condition, $1100.
(863)697-2033.



STEPPER, BIKE, & Multi
Task Upright weight
bench, must see, $200
neg. (863)467-2292.
WEIGHT SET, Welder Pros-
tack. $300 863-673-2671





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



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


ALASKAN DIAMOND WIL-
LOW (2)- beautiful pattern,
$200 neg. (863)763-7584
after 5.


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
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.
$425 Neg. 863-357-2250
MINI SCHNAUZER- F, salt/
pepper, 3 1/2 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.
REDBONE HOUND MIX,
5yrs. Couch potato. Needs
loving home. Great com-
panion. (863)467-0380.



HOT TUB, Leisure Bay,
Complete, Seats 2, Like
brand new. Hardly used.
$1500 863-357-6455



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



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



GENERATOR, Hobart 4500,
140 amp AC welder with
leads. Gas, still in crate.
$900. (561)662-3335.
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



STEEL GUITAR' Double
Neck Pedal in good condi-
tion. Please call (863)763-
6230.


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed Products810
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
Uvestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants'
Flowers 865


HORSE Pasafina Guilding,
Loves Attention. Does not
spook. $2500. 863-843-
2495.


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310C
Tax Preparation 315



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cept any advertisement
that is illegal or consid-
ered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable
value, such as promises
of guaranteed income
from work-at-home pro-
grams if it sounds too
good to be true, chances
are that it is. If you have
questions or doubts
about any ad on these
pages, we advise that be-
fore responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at 772-
878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 tele-
phone numbers may re-
quire an extra charge, as
well as long distance toll
costs. We will do our best
to alert our reader of
these charges in the ads,
but occasionally we may
not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

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Services




Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 4 10
Child Care Offered 415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 4'30
Medical Services 435




JASON'S LAWN CARE
Reasonable Rate
FREE ESTIMATES I
863-634-0060
Licensed & Insured.





0-1 a-
VINYL
SKIRTING & SIDING
for Mobile Homes. Call
Now! Bob 357-3141



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




HARDENS
PERSONALIZED
TREE SERVICES
Specializing in difficult
tree- removals. Broken
limbs & power lines.
Call (863)261-5358.

Time to clean out the attic
basement and/or garage?
Advertise your yard sale in
the classified and make
your clean up a breeze!
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand the
world around you. No
wonder newspaper read-
ers are more successful
people!


Butler's Table
Add a touch of elegance to any home with this adap-
tation of an English butler's table. With the leaves
folded down, it's ideal for use as a coffee table. With
the leaves folded up, it's easy to move it out of the
way or push it against a wall.
When opened, the table is 30 itiches wide by 42
inches long by 17 inches high. The solid brass
hinges are spring-loaded and flush-mortised, adding
a professional touch.
The plan includes step-by-step instructions with
photos, traceable patterns (where applicable) and .a
complete materials list and cutting schedule.
Butler's Table plan (No. 717)... $8.95
Dining Tables Package (No. C92)
Three other projects ... $21.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)


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



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


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 9-50
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960





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


FORT DRUM, 2 Bdrm., 2
Ba, garage. Quite country
setting. Small pet okay.
Fenced yard Monthly or
seasonal. (305)944-
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



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20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.


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SCAT SCOOTER. '96- grey,
electric cart, wide, front
basket, good cond, 2 batt.
$323. (863)763-7697.






ORGAN- Hammond, Model
Elegante, 2 manual, full
pedal, Best offer, Free to
church or non profit.
(863)675-0215.
ORGAN, Lowery, Big Holi-
day 1st, Must See!. $300.
8a63)610-0521 ask for
David.


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.


LADIES BOOTS Brand new,
Tony Lama, Black cherry
w/lizard. 7, Must see.
$175. (863)357-8225.


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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


Real Estate




Business Places
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos,
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 10351
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



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

TAYLOR CREEK ISLES
2 Bdrm, 2 Ba, NEW:
Appl., C/Air, Carpet & Tile.
New 'heated pool.
Must see! $180,000.
863-467-7029




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.





Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
1-800-466-1930
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Mobile Homes




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




AWNING
4' wide 54" high
$C5.
(863)467-4191




FLEETWOOD '93, 14'x 50',
2br, 1 ba, Needs to be
moved. $2500. 863-675-
6651 aft 6pm


*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 III

863-461-4555





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

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Park Trailer, 32', w/Fla.
room, adult park, fur-
nished, Hwy 441 & SR 70,
$15,000. 917-836-8628.

SINGLE WIDE- 2BR, Bath
needs repairs, located in Ft
Drum, 441 & Cemetery Rd.
$1000. (917)836-8628.


Recreation




Boats 3005
CampersRVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles.'ATVs 3035



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

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

BOAT, Trihull & Trailer,w/
50HP Johnson. Set up for
nite fish. Gr. cond. $2,200.
(606)271-1171

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

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 125HP, 2002, Merc.
Warranty until 8/08,
$4000, (954)553-5140.

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

STAINLESS STEEL PRO-
PELLER, for 40 50 hp.
Mercury motor, 10/4x 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



Automobiles
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Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
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.


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FORD MUSTANG '01 Con-
vertible, Red w/black top.
Air bags, CD, V6. Loaded!
$12,000 863-697-6541

FORD MUSTANG 1989,
Runs great, 4 cyl., 5 spd.
$1000. 863-634-1077 or
863-763-6138

FORD TAURUS, '95, dark
green, nice body, cold a/c,
minor work, $1500.
(863)763-1138

MAZDA 626, 'O0, V6, 50k
miles, leather, auto, alloys,
all power, $8100.
(863)314-0654 .

OLDS. DELTA 88, '86- 2dr,
90K orig miles, excellent
condition, $1000 or best
offer. (863)946-0564.

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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


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



CHEVY II, '63- 2dr, al-
most Moroso ready,
$2500. (863)634-
0526.,


Fouses-Rent


Date & Time: Thursday, April 14,
2005 8:00 a.m:
Place: Workforce Development Board
of the Treasure Coast
City Centes .
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952
PURPOSE: To discuss matters con-
cerning the Workforce Investment
Act, Workforce Employment Op-
portunities, the Welfare Transition
Program, One-Stop Career Centers
and the Workforce Development
Board. A copy of the agenda may
be obtained by contacting:
Workforce Development Board of
the Treasure Coast
City Center
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St. Lucle, Florida 34952
Should any person wish to appeal
any decision made by the Board
with respect to any matter consid-
ered at the above referenced meet-
ing, they will need to ensure a ver-
batim recording of the proceedings
Is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal Is based, in order
to provide a record for judicial re-
view.
566692 ON 04/08/05


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, '97, Take off
Club Car Body, $175. Or
best offer. (863)675-
1472.
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.
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
TRANSMISSION TURBO
204R Rebuilt Installation
avail. $250. (863)467-
8856.
TRANSMISSION TURBO
700 Rebuilt .Installation
avail. $300. (863)467-
8856.



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
CHEVY SlO '2000, 2yl.
5spd Needs head gasket.
$2500. Or best offer
(772)461-2629.
DODGE RAM ,'91- w/cover,
106K miles, 318 engine,
S$2200. (863)763-8343.

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.

NISSAN SENTRA GXE '95,
4dr, 4 cyl, auto, excellent
.condition. Gas saver.
$2000. (772)461-2629.



FORD EXPEDITION 1997,
Loaded! 4 Dr. w/3rd seat.
Runs & Looks great.
$10,000. (863)697-1640 .




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
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


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



Public Notices |




Public Notice 5[05
State Public
Legal Notice 5500



LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
The Workforce Development Board of
. the Treasure Coast- Region 20 and
the Treasure .Coast Job Training
'Consortium announces a public
meeting of the Legislative Commit-
tee to which all persons are invit-
ed:.


The LPA will also consider any proposed amendments, submitted by
City Staff or citizens, to the Comprehensive Plan, which include the Land
Development Regulations (LDR's) and render a recommendation to the
City Council for consideration arid final adoption.
A copy of the entire application (s) and agenda are available in the Gen-
eral.Services Office, Room 101 at City Hal or by calling Katrina Cook at
(863) 763-3372, extension 218. Please be advised that this board serves
as a recommendation board. All items considered are forwarded with
their recommendation to the City Council for final PUBLIC HEARING on
Tuesday, May 3, 2005.
ALL INTERESTED-PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE
HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any
"decision by the Land Planning Agency with respect to any matter consid-
ered at this hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal will be based. General Services Department
tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the depart-
ment. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and
Florida Statute 286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accom-
modation to participate in this proceeding should contact Katrina Cook no
later than two (2) working days prior to the proceeding at (863) 763-
3372 x 218 for assistance; if hearing is impaired telephone the Florida
Relay Service Number 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770
(VOICE) for assistance.
BY: John R. Cook,
Interim Zoning-Administrator
566390 ON 4/8,18/05


PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee,
Florida will on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter
possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIC
HEARING on and thereafter consider final reading of the following Ordi-
nance into law. NO. 8B93. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHO-
BEE, FLORIDA AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP OF OKEECHO-
BEE BY REZONING A CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED HEREIN, FROM HOLDING (H) AND INDUSTRIAL (IND)
ZONING DISTRICT TO RESIDENTIAL MULTIPLE FAMILY (RMF) ZON-
ING DISTRICT, AMENDING THE ZONING MAP ACCORDINGLY, PRO-
VIDING FOR CONFLICTS, SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
SThie purpose of the ordinance is to change the zoning classification
from Holding (h) to Residential Multiple Family (RMF) for vacant property
located on Southwest 2nd Street. Legal description being: the East 9.9
acres lying North of Southwest 6th Street and South of Southwest Park
Street in Section 21, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee
County, Florida being described as follows: Beginning at the Southwest
corner of the property described in O.R. Book 452 Page 1439, Public
Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, bear Westerly along the North
right-of-way line of Southwest 6th Street a distance of 288.9 feet more or
less; thence bear Northerly along a line parallel to the Westerly right-of-
way line of the Sea Board Coast Line Railroad as located along the East
boundary of the Altobello Trust to the intersection with a line and exten-
sion thereof, 100.0 feet South of and parallel to the South boundary of the
land described in O.R. Book 293 Page 257, Public Records of Okeecho-
bee County, Florida, a distance of 997.6 feet more or less; thence bear
Easterly along a line parallel to the South boundary line of that parcel of
land described in O.R. Book 293 Page 257, Public Records of Okeecho-
bee, County, Florida, to the intersection with a line lying 70.001eet East of
and parallel to the East boundary line of property described in O.R. Book
293 Page 257, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida a distance
of 49.7 feet more or less; thence bear Northerly along line and extension
thereof lying 70.0 feet East of the East boundary of the property de-
scribed in L.R. Book 293 Page 257, Public record of Okeechobee
County, Florida, to the intersection with a curve cancaving to the North-
west in the South right-of-way line of southwest 2nd Street, a distance of
540.8 feet more or less; thence Northeasterly along arc of said curve and
the right-of-way of Southwest 2nd Street to the intersection with the
South right-of-way line of Southwest Park Street, a distance of 338.4 feet
more or less, thence Easterly along the South right-of-way line of South-
west Park Street to the intersection with the West right-of-way line of the
Sea Board Coast Line Railroad right-of-way a distance of 123.0 feet;
thence bear Southerly along said West right-of-way line of the Sea Board
Coast Lilne Railroad, a distance of 1043.3 feet; thence bear Westerly
along the South right-of-way line of the Sea Board Coast Line right-of-
way and the South line of the'property described in O.R. Book 463 Page
1488, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, to the Northwest
corner of the property described in O.R. Book 316 Page 1439, Public
Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, a distance of 95,2 feet; thence
bear.Southerly along the West line of the property described in O.R. Book
316 Page 1439, Public Records of OkeechobeeCounty, Florida, to the In-
tersection with the property described in O.R. Book 452 Page 1439, Pub-
lic Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, a distance of 695.1 feet;
thence bear Westerly to the Northwest corner of the property described in
O.R. Book 452 Page 1439, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Flori-
da, a distance of 50.4 feet; thence bear Southerly along the West line of
the property described in .R. Book 452 Page 1439, Public Records of
Okeechobee County, Florida, a distance of 76.17 feet more or less to the
point of beginning.
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate In
said hearing. The proposed Ordinance may be inspected in its entirety by
members of the public in the Office of the City Clerk during regular busi-
ness hours, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm, except for holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to
appeal 'any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter
considered at this hearing, such interested person wiul need a record of
the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. City Clerk tapes are
the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk.
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Flori-
da Statutes 286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommo-
dation to participate in this proceeding should contact Lane Gamlotea no
later than two (2) working days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372
x215; if hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3446 (voice) or
1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
Lane Gamlotea, CMC
CITY CLERK
566788 ON 4/08/05



NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF
PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County
Planning Board on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the Commis-
sion Mketing Room Okechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida, to consider a request for a change in zoning
from the existing classification of Commercial (C) to the proposed classi-
fication of Residential General (RG), a zoning district that allows for high-
er density and multi-family housing.
The property owners are Trey W. and Loralie T. Bennett. The applicant is
East and East Realty. The property is at 1951 Highway 441 SE and is
more particularly described as follows:
Being a parcel of land lying in Section 35, Township 37 South, Range 35
East, Okeechobee County, Florida and being a portion of Parcel A,TAY-
LOR CREEK ISLES SECTION FIVE, according to the plat thereof as re-
corded in Plat Book 3, Page 92 of the public records of Okeechobee
County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows:
BEGIN at the Southeast corner of said Parcel A, TAYLOR CREEK ISLES
SECTION FIVE, said point lying on the Northerly right-of-way line of U.S.
Highway 441 (a/k/a State Road No.-15), thence beat S 6736'04"W,
along the southerly boundary line of said Parcel A, and along said North-
erly right-of-way line of U.S. Highway 441, for a distance of 400.00 feet
to a point;
Thence bear N 2223'56" W, parallel with the East boundary line of said
Parcel A, for a distance of 426.97 feet to the Intersection with the North-
erly boundary line of said Parcel A, being also the Southerly right-of-way
line of S.E. 38th Trail;
Thence bear N 6736'04" E, along said Northerly boundary line of Parcel
A, and along said Southerly right-of-way line ef S.E. 38th trail, for a dis-
tance of 363.88 feet to the Northwest comer of that certain parcel of land
as described in Official Records (O.R.)Book 255, Page 1181 of the public
records of Okeechobee County, Florida.
Thence bear S 2223'16" E, along the Westerly boundary line of said O.R.
Book 255, Page 1181, for a distance of 109.82 feet to the Southwest
comer of said O.R. Book 255, Page 1181;
Thence bear N 6745'30" E, along the Southerly boundary line of said
O.R. Book 255, Page 1181, for a distance of 36.14 feetto the Northwest
comer of Parcel JJ of said TAYLOR CREEK ISLES SECTION FIVE, said
point lying on the said Easterly boundary line of Parcel A;
Thence bear S 2223'56" E, along said Easterly boundary line of Parcel A,
being also the Westerly boundary line of said Parcel JJ, for a distance of
317.05 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.
TOGETHER WITH a 50 x 50 feet easement lying Southwest of and adja-
cent to the Southwest comer of the above described parcel and being
more particularly described in O.R. Book 464, Pages 211 and 213, public
records of Okeechobee County, Florida.
In the event that all items before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the
Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW
2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Board of County
Commissioners on Thursday, Mary 12, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. in the Com-
mission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE
HEARD AT THE FIRST AND SECOND HEARINGS. Any person deciding to
appeal any decision by the Board of County Commissioners or.Planning
Board with respect to any matter considered at these meetings or hear-
ings will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal will be based. County Clerk and Planning and Develop-
ment tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the
Clerk and of the Planning Department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition R-2005-0590
566422 ON 04/8,17/05




CITY LAND PLANNING AGENCY MEETING NOTICE
NOTICE: The Land Planning Agency for the City of Okeechobee will
meet on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as
possible. The meeting will be held at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Avenue, In the
Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida. Items to be consid-
ered at this public meeting are:
Conduct a PUBLIC HEARING to consider Comprehensive Plan Small
Scale Future Land Use Map Amendment Application No. 05-005-SSA
submitted by Rita Tedders on behalf of the property owners, James L.
and Rita Tedders and Lsland Dyals. The application is re questing to
change the Future Land Use designation from Multi-Family (MF) to Com-
mercial (C) for property located at 304 and 306 Southwest 3rd Avenue.
Legal description being Lots 1-2, and the North half of 11 and 12, of
Block 19, City of Okeechobee, Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public Records,
Okeechobee, County, Florida and is approximately .48 acre(s). The pur-
pose of the land use change is to make it consistent with the zoning des-
ignation and existing uses.
Conduct a PUBLIC HEARING to consider Comprehensive Plan Small
Scale Future Land Use Map Amendment Application No.' 05-006-SSA
submitted by the property owner, Roland Mossel. The application is re-
questing to change the Future Land Use designation from Single Family
(SF) to. Multi-Family (MF) for vacant property located at the comer of
Northwest 11th Street and 3rd Avenue. Legal description being Lots 17-
21 of Block 19, City of Okeechobee, Plat Book 5, Page 5,'public records
Okeechobee County, Florida and is approximately 1.033 acre(s). The
purpose of the land use change is to build a triplex.
Conduct a PUBLIC HEARING to consider.Comprehensive Plan Small
Scale Future Land Use Map Amendment Application No. 05-007-SSA
submitted by the property owner, A. Barton Cook. The application is re-
questing to change the Future Land Use designation from Single Family
(SF) to "l.iii,.F4, I, (MF) for property located along the 100 and 200
Blocks at Southeast 8th Avenue. Legal description being Lots 6 through
10 of Taylor Creek Manor, Plat Book 3, Page 4, Public Records, Okee-
chobee, County, Florida and is.approximately 1.39 acre(s). The purpose
of the land use change is to develop townhouses on the property.


LOTS 45, 46 AND 47, BLOCK 5, ACCORDING TO THE AMENDED PLAT
OF OWNERSHIP OF R.E. HAMRICK AND ANNIE B. HAMRICK, RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 58, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY,. FLORIDA.
In the event that all items before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the
Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 204 NW
2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Board of County
Commissioners on Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. in the Com-
mission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Rorida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE
HEARD AT THE FIRST AND SECOND HEARINGS. Any person deciding to
appeal any decision by the Board of County Commissioners or Planning
Board with respectto any matter considered at these meetings or hearing
will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made an
that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the ap-
peal will be based. County Clerk and Planning and Development tapes are
for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk and of the
Planning Department.


566599 ON 04/08,17/05


NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF
A SPECIAL EXCEPTION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will beheld before the Okeechobee County
Planning Board on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the Commis-
sion Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida to consider a request for a change in zoning
from the existing classification of Agriculture (A) to the proposed classifi-
cation of Residential General (RG), a zoning district that allows for higher
density and multi-family housing.
The property owner and applicant is Fra-Mar Enterprises, Inc. The prop-
erty is at the NW comer of the intersection NE 40th Avenue and Highway
70 East and is more particularly described as follows:
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH,
RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID PARCEL BE-
ING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: FOR A POINT OF
REFERENCE, COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE
NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 13; THENCE SOUTH
89'43'36" WEST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 13, A
DISTANCE OF 33.00 FEET TO THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF NE
40TH AVENUE AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE FOLLOWING DE-
SCRIBED PARCEL: THENCE SOUTH 0012'51" EAST, ALONG SAID
WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 2,642.75 FEET TO AN IN-
TERSECTION WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUAR-
TER OF SAID SECTION 13; THENCE SOUTH 8947'09" WEST, ALONG
SAID SOUTH LINE, A DISTANCE OF 7.00 FEET TO THE WEST LINE OF
THE EAST 40.00 FEET OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF SAID
SECTION 13, SAID WEST LINE ALSO BEING THE WEST LINE OF THAT
80 FOOT WIDE STRIP DEDICATED FOR PUBLIC HIGHWAY PER PLAT
BOOK 2 PAGE 15 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA; THENCE SOUTH 0012'51" EAST, ALONG THE SAID WEST
LINE OF THE EAST 40.00 FEET, A DISTANCE OF 117.68 FEET TO THE
NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 70; THENCE SOUTH
8452'33" WEST, ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, A DIS-
TANCE OF 123.29 FEET; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID NORTH
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, SOUTH 8229'23" WEST, A DISTANCE OF 75.17
FEET TO THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF THE LD-63 CANAL;
THENCE DEPARTING SAID NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE AND ALONG
THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF THE LD-63 CANAL THE FOLLOWING
COURSES AND DISTANCES;
NORTH 0730'00"WEST, A DISTANCE OF 139.23 FEET;
NORTH 00'312'47" WEST, A DISTANCE OF 842.08 FEET;
NORTH 8947'13" EAST, A DISTANCE OF 60.00 FEET;
NORTH 0012'47" WEST, A DISTANCE OF 85.00 FEET;
SOUTH 89*47'13" WEST, A DISTANCE OF 60.00 FEET;
NORTH 0012'47" WEST, A DISTANCE OF 150.00 FEET;
NORTH 8947'13" EAST, A DISTANCE OF 5.00 FEET;
NORTH 0012'47" WEST, A DISTANCE OF 1,184.18 FEET TO A POINT
OF CURVATURE WITH A CURVE CONCAVE SOUTHWESTERLY HAVING
A RADIUS OF 874.98 FEET; THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG THE ARC OF
SAID CURVE THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGEL OF 25*48'08" A DISTANCE
OF 394.03 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 13; THENCE
DEPARTING SAID EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF THE LD-63 CANAL,
NORTH 8943'36" EAST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SECTION 13, A
DISTANCE OF 304.23 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING
14.02 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. ...
In the event that all Items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the
hearings shall be continued to Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in
the Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304
NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Board of County
Commissioners on Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. in the Com-
mission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE
HEARD AT THE FIRST AND SECOND HEARINGS. Any person deciding to
appeal any decision by the Board of County Commissioners or Planning
Board with respect to any matter considered at these meetings or hear-
ings will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made and the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal will be based. County Clerk and Planning and Development
tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk
and of the Planning Department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition S-2005-0591
566641 ON 04/08,17/05




NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED
ZONING RECLASSIFICATION:
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County
Planning Board on Tuesday, April 26,2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the Commis-
sion Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida, to consider a request for a change in zoning
from the existing classification of Heavy Commercial (C-2) to the pro-
posed classification of Residential General (RG), a zoning district th a al-
lows for higher density and multi-family housing.
The property owners and applicants are Ralph Wayne and Cathy Pelham.
The property is located at 4333 Highway 441 SE and is more particularly
described as follows:
A parcel of land in Okeechobee County, Florida. Commencing at the
Northwest comer of Government Lot 3, of Section 36, Township 37
South, Range 35 East, run thence West on an extension of the North
boundary line of said Government Lot 3, for a distance of 262.50 feet,
thence run South 1122' West for a distance of 236.00 feet, thence run
East parallel with the North boundary line of said government Lot 3, for a
distance 1395.82 feet for POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue East for
a distance of 22.95 feet, thence South 32*26'15" East for a distance of
855.17 feet, thence run South 28*35'29" West for a distance of 342.30
feet, thence run North 6030'30" West for a distance of 265.00 feet,
thence run South 2350'00" West tfoa distance of 180.95 feet to a point
on the Northerly right-of-way line of S.R. #15 (US HWY 441) thence run
North 60*30'30" West along said Northerly right-of-way line of S.R. #15
(US HWY 441) for a distance of 255.47 feet, thence run North 10055'48"
East for a distance of 183.64 feet, thence run South 6207'53" East for a
distance of 102.55 feet, thence run North 05055'55" East for a distance
of 804.21 feet to the POINT O.BEGINNING. Lying in and comprising a
part of Section 36, Township 37 South, Range 35 East.
In the event that all items before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the
Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 204 NW
2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Board of County
Commissioners on Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. in the Com-
mission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE
HEARD AT THE FIRST AND SECOND HEARINGS. Any person deciding to
appeal any decision by the Board of County Commissioners or Planning
Board with respect to any matter considered at these meetings or hearing
will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and
that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the ap-
peal will be based. County Clerk and Planning and Development tapes are
for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk and of the
Planning Department. t
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition R-2005-0588
566595 ON 04/08,17/05



PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING-
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council ofthe City of Okeechobee,
Florida will on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereaer
possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIC
HEARING on and thereafter consider final reading of the following Ordi-
nance into law: NO. 892. AN ORDINANCE OF TIE CITY OF OKEECHO-
BEE, FLORIDA AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP OF OKEECHO-
BEE BY REZONING A CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED HEREIN, FROM RESIDENTIAL SINGLE FAMILY One (RSF-
1) ZONING DISTRICT TO RESIDENTIAL MULTIPLE FAMILY (RMF)
ZONING DISTRICT, AMENDING THE ZONING MAP ACCORDINGLY,
PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS, SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.
The purpose of the ordinance Is to change the zoning classification
from Residential Single Family One (RSF-1) to Residential Multiple-Fami-
ly (RMF) for property located in the 300 Block of Northeast 9th and 10th
Streets. Legal descnption being Lots 14 through 19 of Block 32 and Lots
7 through 10 of Block 35, City of Okeechobee, Plat Book 5, Page 5, Pub-
lic Records, Okeechobee, County, Florida and is approximately 3.18
acre(s).
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in
said hearing. The proposed Ordinance maybe inspected in its entirety by
members of the public in the Office of the City Clerk during regular busi-
ness hours, Mon-Frl, 8am-4:30pm, except for holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to
appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter
considered at this hearing, such interested person will need a record of
the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim
record of the proceedings Is made, which record Includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. City Clerk tapes are
the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk.
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Flori-
da Statutes 286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommo-
dation to participate In this proceeding should contact Lane Gamlotea no
later than two (2) working ays prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372
x215; if hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3446 (voice) or
1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
Lane Gamiotea, CMC
CITY CLERK
566778 ON 4/08/05




NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED
ZONING RECLASSIFICATION:
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held beforethe Okeechobee County
Planning Board on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the Commis-'
sion Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida, to consider a request for a change in zoning
from the existing classification of ResidentiaI Mobile Home (RMH) to the
proposed classification of Residential General (RG), a zoning district that
allows for higher density and multi-family housing.
The property owners and applicants are Jesse and Denise Jagoda. The
property is located at 6258 Highway 441 SE and is more particularly de-
scnbed as follows:


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
The Workforce Development Board of
the Treasure Coast Region 20 and
the Treasure Coast Workforce Con-
sortiumn announces a public meet-
ing of the Executive Committee to
which all persons are invited:
Date & Time: Friday, April 15, 2005
8:00 a.m.
Place:. Workforce Development Board
of the Treasure Coast
City Center
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952
PURPOSE: To discuss matters con-
ceming the Workforce Investment
Act, Workforce Employment Op-
portunities, the Welfare Transition
Program, One-Stop Career Centers
and the Workforce Development
Board. A copy of the agenda may
be obtained by contacting:
Workforce Development Board of
the Treasure Coast
City Center
9350 S'US Highway #1
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952
Should any person wish to appeal
any decision made by the Board
with respect to any matter consid-
ered at the above referenced meet-
ing, they will need to ensure a ver-
batim recording of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is based, in order
to provide a record for judicial re-
view.
566680 ON 04/08/05

OKEECHOBEE UTILITY
AUTHORITY
NOTICE OF INTENT
TO APPLY
The Okeechobee Utility Authority is
applying for funding from the U.S.
De artment of Agriculture, Rural
Utilities Service for the purpose of
constructing an expansion of the
Wastewater Treatment Plant; ex-
panding the effluent disposal sys-
tem; constructing a Biesolids Facil-
ity and expanding wastewater lines
in the collection system.
Written comments may be directed to
Landon C. Fortner, Executive Direc-
tor, Okeeclhobee Utility Authority,
100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee,
FL 34974-4221.
566773 ON 04/08,9,10/05






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William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition R-2005-0589
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NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED
ZONING RECLASSIFICATION:
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County
Planning Board on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the Commis-
sion Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida, to consider a request for a change in zoning
from the existing classification of Agriculture (A) to the proposed classifi-
cation of residential Single Family (RSF), a zoning district that allows for
single family homes.
The property owners and applicants are Adrian.Rogers and Rose Rogers.
The property is located at 327 SW 12th Avenue and is more particularly
described as follows:
The South 3/4 of the SE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of
Section 20, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee
County, Florida, LESS AND EXCEPT the South 15 feet thereof.
In the event that all items before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the
Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 204 NW
2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Board of County
Commissioners on Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. in the Com-
mission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE
HEARD AT THE FIRST AND SECOND HEARINGS. Any person deciding to
appeal any decision by the Board of County Commissioners or Planning
Board with respect to any matter considered at these meetings or heanng
will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and
that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the ap-
peal will be based. County Clerk and Planning and Development tapes are
for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk and of the
Planning Department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition R-2005-0587
566579 ON 04/08,17/05


NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF INSTALLATION
OF A USED DWELLING UNIT
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County
Board of Adjustments and Appeals on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 7:00
p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Court-
ouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, to consider a PERMIT
APPLICATION FOR THE INSTALLATION OF A USED DWELLING UNIT in
an Agriculture (a) zoning district.
The property owner and applicant is Cassandra Simmons. The property
address is 30004 NE 69th Terrace and is more particularly described as
follows:
NORTH ONE-HALF (n W1) OF SOUTHEAST QUARTER (SE 1A) OF NORTH-
EAST QUARTER (NE ) OF NORTHWEST QUARTER (NW /) OF SEC-
TION 20, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST; SUBJECT TO AN
EASEMENT FOR ROAD RIGHT OF WAY ACROSS THE WEST 30 FEET
THEREOF..
In the event that all items before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the
Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 204 NW
2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE
HEARD AT THE PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any
decision by the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any
matter considered at these meetings or hearing will need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. Plan-
ning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for offi-
cial records of the department.
William. D. Royce, Planning Director
petition M-2005-0239
566589 ON 04/08/05



NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF
A SPECIAL EXCEPTION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County
Board of Adjustments and Appeals on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 7:00
p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Court-
ouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida to consider a SPECIAL
EXCEPTION to allow for a building trades contractor with yard on premis-
es for the storage of equipment and materials including a workshop for
equipment and vehicles in a Heavy Commercial (C-2) zoning district. The
property owner is American Asphalt Paving Services, Inc. The applicant
is Ronald Schmidt. The property is located at 3157 Highway 441 North
and is more particularly described as follows:
Lots 6 and 7, Block 2, TROPICAL GARDENS, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 6, of the Public
records of Okeechobee County, Florida.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the
hearings shall be continued to Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in
the Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304
NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
.ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE
HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any
decision by the Board of Adjustments and appeals with respect to any
matter considered at this meeting or hearing will need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made and the record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. Planning
and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official
records of the department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition S-2005-0615
566574 ON 04/08/05


REQUEST FOR BIDS
PUMPS, ETC.
The Okeechobee Utility Authority (QUA) 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.
Landon C. Fortner, Jr.
Executive Director
565508 ON 04/04,5,6,7,8,9,10/05