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Students at Yearling Middle School recently raised $2,000 participating in the St. Jude
Children's Research Hospital Math-a-thon.
Raising money for cancer research


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Thirty Yearling Middle School
(Y.M.S.) students participated in
the 26th annual St. Jude Chil-
dren's Research Hospital Math-
a-thon. This math-a-thon is a
supplemental math program for
grades kindergarten through
ninth grade that reinforces basic
math skills while helping raise
money for St. Jude Children's
Research Hospital in Memphis,
Tenn.
St. Jude Children's Research
Hospital was founded by the late
Danny Thomas, an international-
ly known entertainer. It is known
for its work in finding cures and
saving children with cancer and
other life threatening diseases.
Families never pay for treatment
not covered by insurance, and
families without insurance never
pay for any treatment.
In order to participate in
Math-A-Thon, students must
sign-up sponsors, and then com-
plete the math book supplied by
St. Jude's. These books contain a
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Comics ........... 11
Community Events .... 4
Crossword ......... 12
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ............4
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The students ofY.M.S. banded
together, with the help of their
sponsor, Mrs. Sylvia Bandi, to
raise $2,000 for the hospital.
They were motivated, not for the
prizes but because two of their
classmates this year were diag-
nosed with cancer. One child
was sent to St. Jude's for treat-
ment.
"I am very proud of them,"
stated YMS principal Brian Gre-
seth. "With so much else going
on, they managed to raise
$2,000."
Of the 30 students who partic-
ipated in the Math-A-Thon, sixth
grade student Tameko Hornick
of Pod 400 single-handedly
raised $300. Pod 400 as a group
raised $1,000 for the hospital.
Y.M.S. students participating
in the Math-A-Thon were Imelda
Alvarado, Yesenia Aquirre, Abel
Armenta, Omar Ayala, Emily
Berggren, Brittany Cobb, Leanna
Cotton, Andrea Eddings, Aman-
da Harrison, Tameko Hornick,
Celena Letcher, Melissa Lujan,
James Marquis, Tiffany McGee,
Hilda Medrano, Sarah Payne,
Kalyn Perez, Dwight Sheffield,
Naomi Stevens, Yuri Tinajero,
Jose Villatoro, Michael Watson,
Trey Watson, Victoria Bostic,
Michelle Spells, Kyndra Crews,
Josh Lawlis, Joy Burnham, Cher-
ish Jones and Heather Tinsley.


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Progress reports go home with students April 26


Mrs. Stinnett and the seventh
grade Ospreys math students at
Osceola Middle School (O.M.S.)
are proud of their recent work. Stu-
dents have been working to com-
plete their Tessellation
projects. The students
began with a-
regular equilat-pg
eral triangle, '|
then designed a
more complex shape from it, cut-
ting away a portion of one side of
the triangle and attaching that cut-
ting to another side. They then
traced the design in a circular rota-
tion pattern, filling a poster with the
design. Finally, they visualized an
object or person and colored their
pattern to resemble this object.
Their resulting pieces of art are
interesting visual designs. Good
work, Ospreys.
Mr. Kanizsai and his science
classes have created a giant mural
depicting the relationships
between animals and the foods
they eat. It's a giant web, spanning
an entire wall nearly 30 feet long
and 8 feet tall, with many criss-
crossing lines to link the creatures
to their prey. Students did all the
work, from drawing the animals to


Counecy pno-o'OMS
Congratulations to the Osceola Middle School Students of
the Week. They are (front) Pardell Rembert, Chad Sutton,
(back) Raybon Durrance, Amanda West, Nikki Lawrence,
Laura Campos, Gladys Castaneda and Olga Hernandez. We
appreciate you.


creating the mural title block, and
it's a fascinating piece to study.
Nice job, students.
O.M.S. is pleased to announce
the 2005 Tropicana Speech Con-
tests winners. Over 30 sixth grade
students competed in the school
competition held on Tuesday, who
had earned their place in the con-
test by placing in the top three in
their classroom competitions. The


first and second place winners of
the school contest will compete in
the district competition May 2 at 4.
Congratulations to the follow-
ing students: First Place: Emma
Marshall and Alex Ming; Second
Place: Mishal Mehta and Jaiden
Barnhart; Third Place: Jacob Mor-
gan and Emily Pickering. Good
luck in the district competition.
The O.M.S. PE students contin-


Insurance covers tarp replacement


TALLAHASSEE Florida's
Chief Financial Officer Tom Gal-
lagher has alerted Floridians
who are still waiting to have their
roofs replaced and repaired that
costs for replacing temporary
blue tarps are reimbursable by
their insurance
company. Because of the wide-
spread damage caused by the
four hurricanes that crossed the
state last year, Florida is now fac-
ing a shortage of available con-
tractors to repair all of the prop-
erty damage caused by the


storms.
"As we enter the spring sea-
son in Florida, we are seeing the
sun get stronger and the heavy
rains are starting," said Mr. Gal-
lagher. "Many of our neighbors,
unfortunately, have had these
tarps on their roofs for over six
months, and the tarps may be
getting worn or loose and will
provide less protection from UV
rays or water. While we want
storm victims to get a real roof
over their heads as soon as pos-
sible, we at least want the tarps


they have to be in good shape
while they wait."
Mr. Gallagher said homeown-
ers policies approved in Florida
require insurance companies to
pay reasonable costs incurred by
homeowners for necessary
measures to protect covered
property from further damage,
including purchasing and
installing the tarps. Gallagher
added that homeowners should
not risk injury trying to replace
the tarps because materials and
labor costs are reimbursable.


Law Enforcement Activity Log


Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment
March 30,
Alarm, S. Parrott Ave.
Larceny/theft, S.E. Third Ave.
Burglary/information, S.E. Second
Ave.
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Larceny/theft/fraud, S.E. Second
Ave.
Forgery/counterfeit, S. Parrott Ave.
Fraud/disregard, N.W. Park St.
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Disturbance/trespassing, N.E:'Park
St.
Information, S.W. Second Ave.
Information, S.E. Second Ave.
Disturbance, N.W. 12th St.
Alarm/assist another department,
S.R. 70 E.
Neighbor problem, N.W. Ninth Ave.
April 1
Suspicious person, S. Parrott Ave.
Disturbance, S.W. Third Ave.
Burglary/information, S.W. Sixth St.
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Traffic accident, N.W. Park St.


Lost/stolen tag, S. Parrott Ave.
Larceny/theft, S.E. Park St.
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Fight/trespassing, N.W. Park St.
Larceny/theft, S.W. Second Ave.
Reckless driver, N.E. Park St.
Traffic accident, N. Parrott Ave.
Burglary, S.W. 10th Ave.
Larceny/theft, S.E. Third St.
Information, N.W. Fourth St.
Reckless driver/traffic stop, S.R. 70.
Disabled vehicle, S. Parrott Ave.
Disturbance, N.E. Park St.
Disturbance, S.W. Second Ave.
Domestic, problem, N.W. Fourth St.
Disturbance, N.E. Fourth Ave.
Information, N.W. Fourth St.
April 2
Alarm, S. Parrott Ave.
Larceny/theft/information, N.W. Park
St.
Alarm, S.E. Second St.
Escort, U.S. 441 N.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody, S.R.
70 W.
Traffic accident, S.R. 70 E.
Shoplifting, N.E. Park St.


Alarm, N. Parrott Ave.
Alarm, NW..Park St.
Animal complaint/civil matter, S.E.
Third Ave.
Disturbance, S.E. Eighth Ave.
Criminal mischief, S.E. Second St.
Shoplifting/information, N.E. Park
St.
Disturbance, S.E. 10th Ave.
Suspicious person/vehicle, N.W.
Ninth St.
Criminal mischief, S. Parrott Ave.
Juvenile problem, S.E. 23rd St.
Traffic accident, N.E. Park St.
Suspicious person/vehicle, N.E.
Park St.
Suspicious ,person/vehicle, S.E.
23rd St.
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Unwanted guest, S.E. Park St.
April 3.
Trespassing, S.W. Park St.
Juvenile problem, N.W. Sixth Ave.
Disturbance, S.E. 11th Ave.
Disturbance, S.E. Eighth St.
Disturbance, S.E. 10th Ave.
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.


Obituary


Bonnie Ruth Byrd
Bonnie Ruth Byrd, age 83, of
Seymour, Tenn., died Thursday,
April 7, 2005.
She is preceded in death by:
her husband, Troy D. Byrd; son,
Alvin Leon Byrd; daughter and
son-in-law, Carolyn and John.
Graves; sister, Dessie; brothers,
Kenneth and Chester Jenkins;
grandson, Donald Ray Bowling
,and granddaughter, Tonya
Renee Stoffle.
Survivors include: sons and
daughter-in-law: Robert (Sue)
Byrd, Harold 'Pete' Byrd, Jimmy
Byrd; daughters and sons-in-law,
Renee (Joe) Hazellief, Terry
(Roger) Hare, Judy (Bob)


Eubanks, Patricia (Larry) Gar-
rett, Johnnie Ruth (Tom) Kiker;
grandchildren, Chuck and Bren-
da Loveday, Charles and Sissy
Graves, David Graves, Jerri D.
Byrd, Stacia Steins, Dale and
Melinda Byrd, Randy Byrd, Hope
and J.P. Paraiso, and Charity and
Rob Wolverton; nine great-
grandchildren; brother, Norman
Jenkins; sisters, Faye and Syble.
The family will receive friends
from 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday,
April 9, at Atchley Funeral Home,
Seymour, 122 Peacock Court,
Seymour, Tenn.
Funeral service will be held
Saturday, April 9, starting at 7
p.m., at Atchley Seymour Chapel


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with Rev. Steve Tuck officiating.
Interment will be at 3 p.m., Sun-
day, April 10, in Swanns Chapel
Cemetery.


ue with great success in their week-
ly mile run competition. Topping
the charts with the fastest times in
sixth grade this week were, for the
second week in a row, Adrian Tagle
and Ashtyn Brown. The fastest sev-
enth graders were, also for the sec-
ond week in a row, Lionel Jones,
Gladys Castaneda, and Gloria Jenk-
ins. The fastest eighth graders were
Miguel Rios and second-week win-
ner Clotious Harris. We are so
proud our students and their hard
work.
Upcoming Events: April 11:
Third nine weeks Awards Assem-
bly, 9:15 a.m.; April 21: Anne
Frank Living Voices presentation
for the eighth grade, 10.a.m. and
on April 26: Progress Reports go
home.


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The following individuals
were arrested on felony or Dri-
ving Under the Influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment (OCPD), or the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP).
Hivan Medrano, 19, of S.E.
Sixth St. in Okeechobee was
arrested on April 5 and charged
with violation of probation pos-
session of cocaine. Medrano was
arrested on an Okeechobee
County warrant. No bond was
set.
Nathan Wayne Smith, 33, of
S.E. 33rd St. in Okeechobee was
arrested on April 4 and charged
with burglary of a structure and
petit theft. Bond was set at


$3,000.
Tony Brown, 35, was arrest-
ed on April 1 and charged with
violation probation for lewd and
lascivious act. No bond was set.
Denver Clark, 31, of N.E.
Eighth Dr. in Okeechobee was
arrested on April 6 and charged
with two counts of violation of
probation community control.
No bond was set.
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Too Many Games
"This is a question to the OCRA. I was wondering why they are
having games in the middle of the week when school is in ses-
sion? I think 9 and 10 p.m. is too late for these kids to be out there.
Why do they play so many games in a season? And, why aren't
there more playing fields on which they can play?" (Editor's Note:
Thanks for calling. We contacted OCRA with your concerns and
OCRA board member Becky Bucker issued the following
response. There are approximately 750 children who play OCRA
T-ball, baseball and softball. Children 8 years old and up must
play 14 games in a season to qualify for the all-star league. OCRA
schedules 18 games- the four extra are make-up games in case
of inclement weather. There are four leagues in the boys and
four leagues in the girls divisions. In order to fit all these games in
they must play during the week, as well as all day on Saturday.
There are two night games per field during the week. The first
game begins at 5:30 p.m. and the late game begins at 7:30 p.m.
Of the four fields available, one can only be used for Dixie boys
and girls because of the field size requirements in the Dixie
leagues. OCRA do not own the fields, they belong to the county. If
anyone has any questions regarding any OCRA program they are
invited to attend the board meeting held on the first Thursday of
each month at 7:30 p.m. The board will have their April and May
meetings at the ball fields.)

Contractors
"It's good to see a local board for area contractors. It's a shame
that they take advantage of people in time of need. But maybe the
board should be taking a look at some of the area's big-time con-
tractors. Why must the homeowners call the subcontractors to
find out why they are not there, only to hear them say that they
hadn't been notified that they are ready for us?"

Found keys
"I found a set of keys at the Post Office please pick them up
at the Post Office."

Drug Dealers
"This is to the person who called in about being a related to
one of those drug dealers. They need to be put in the paper, just
like a child molester and they put pictures of child molesters in
the paper. Their small children should be taken away from them,
and we want them out of our neighborhood."

Swing Set
"This is to the person or persons who stole my swing set from
my front yard, where I sit with my grandchildren. I hope to God
they will be able to find you. Please return the swing set."

Graffiti
"I see where the kids think it's funny or makes them feel big,
because they put the graffiti back on the Basswood wall again.
It is rampant over in Oak Park, too. The police need to patrol
more or sit with a video camera or something. If you go around
and ask the households who they see doing it, then you will
know wh9 is doing the graffiti and maybe a couple of stiff fines
will stop it. But something needs to go downh, because they are
making this place look like a ghetto. They ruined New York like
this and New Jersey. I,think the new sheriff could do something
about this graffiti ruining this town. You may think it is just a kid
prank, but it goes deeper than that. You need to quit worrying
about people going through a stop with a rolling stop and start
concentrating on what is going on here. This vandalism is get-
ting way out of control. I think people should need to have a dri-
ver's license to buy a can of paint. That would stop the kids
from using it to destroy things."



Community Events


Chamber hosting personal defense class
The Chamber of Commerce will hold their monthly civilian person-
al defense gun class on April 14 at 7 p.m. There are openings still avail-
able by calling (863) 763-6464. The. second segment of this class will
be held on April 16, at the shooting range located at Joe Hazellief's
ranch. Everyone will meet at the Chamber office at 8:30 a.m. on that
day.


Juvenile Justice Council will meet
The Okeechobee Juvenile Justice Council will hold their monthly
meeting Friday, April 15, at noon at the Okeechobee County Library,
205 S.W. 16th St. The purpose of the meeting is to enhance prevention
and intervention of at-risk youth in Okeechobee County. The public is
invited. For information, call Pat O'Connor at (863) 763-3536.




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Upcoming Events


Saturday
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House,
which is located next to the driver's license office, 1857 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 Okee-
chobee 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 Saviour,
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.V.P to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee Pres-
byterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys singing
is invited. For informationor 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. The meeting
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, 200 N.W.
Third St. 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, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave., 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 interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Cen-
sus, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
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 information,
call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
fellowship hall at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. 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 meet at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, 1857 U.S. 441 S.E.,
which is located 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.

Wednesday
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600
S.W. Second Ave. from 5 until 6:30 p.m. For information, call (863)
763-1191.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Wal-
Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show a
car you may have, or check out the qars and visit with the car owners
while you listen to the great oldies music.
The American Cancer Society meets at 7 p.m. at the Raulerson Hos-
pital, U.S. 441 N., in the north dining room. The meetings are spon-
sored by the American Cancer Society and facilitated by their medical
advisor Dr. Heller. For information, call 1-800-224-6844.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.


Community Events

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

Girl Scout adventure planned
A Girl Scout adventure will be held Saturday, April 9, from 10
a.m. until noon in Flagler Park #2. There will be camping with a
campfire, songs, games and crafts for girls ages 5 through 17. Par-
ents are encouraged to come. You can join now only $10. For 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 every-
one to the celebration of their 30th anniversary on April 10. Ser-
vices will begin at 10 a.m. with guest speaker Rev. Lester Tankers-
ley, founding member and our first pastor. There will be special
music by Leo Fannin, formerly of Celebration Singers. There will
also be a shared pot luck carry-in dinner, to which you can bring
your favorite covered dish or dessert. There will also be a special
ordination service for the new pastor, 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, initi-
ation of some adjustments to the association's by-laws. Immedi-
ately following the meeting, club members will hold a ride.
Members are expected; prospective members and visitors are wel-
come. Foy 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. Any-
one 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.


Children's council will meet
The Children's Services Council will meet Thursday, April 14, at 5
p.m. in the conference room of the Okeechobee County school
board office at 700 S.W Second Ave.

Barbecue to benefit Boy Scouts
The Williamson Cattle Company's 2005 barbecue supporting the
Boys Scouts 2005 Friends of Scouting will be held Thursday, April 14.
A meet and greet will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the dinner will start at 6
p.m. The barbecue will be held at the Williamson Cattle Company
Camp House on Cemetery Road (N.E. 39th Blvd.) To RSVP, call David
Pope at (863) 447-1189.

Diabetes support group will meet
The Raulerson Hospital diabetes support group will meet Thurs-
day, April 14, at 2 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria at 1796 U.S. 441 N. The
guest speaker will be Pat Small, R.D., Raulerson Hospital's chief clini-
cal dietitian. This is a free program offered to the community. For
information, call Pat Small, R.D., at (863) 763-5603.

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. Refresh-
ments 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.






The Okeechobee News, Saturday, April 9, 2005



Virginia woman, dog killed by three roaming pit bulls


PARTLOW, Va. Dorothy Sul-
livan had been looking forward to
celebrating St. Patrick's Day. The
82-year-old widow planned to
whip up her family's favorite Irish
soda bread and, as a surprise, her
daughter made a festive green
shirt decorated with shamrocks
and a pot of gold for Sullivan's lit-
tle dog, Buttons.
But the celebration would
never happen.
Three days before the holiday,
Sullivan and Buttons, a shih tzu,
were buried together in the same
casket after they were mauled by
three roaming pit bulls while Sul-
livan was out for a walk in her
front yard.
Since the March 8 attack, the
dogs' owner has been charged in
Sullivan's death, a family has
been ravaged by grief and com-
munity members who say they
have been terrorized for years by
wandering pit bulls are wonder-
ing why more was not done to
prevent the tragedy.
"I'm lost without her," said Sul-
livan's 57-year-old daughter, Betty
Greene. "I used to always say,
even when I was a kid, if there's a
saint on earth, it's her."
Deanna Large, 36, who lives
down the road from Sullivan, was
charged with involuntary
manslaughter and three misde-
meanor counts of allowing a dan-
gerous dog to run loose. If con-
victed on all counts, she faces up
to 13 years in prison.
It's just the second time prose-
cutors in Virginia have sought
involuntary manslaughter
charges in a fatal dog mauling.
Karen Delise, a veterinarian
who has studied hundreds of
such cases for her book, "Fatal
Dog Attacks; The Stories Behind
the Statistics," found that the
number of fatal dog attacks
nationwide has held steady at an
average of 20 year, but prosecu-
tors are increasingly charging the
dogs' owners.
"Within the last five years,
there's been a significant increase
in owners being charged it's


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In this photo provided by the Sullivan family, is Dorthy Sulli-
van during a wedding in 2000. Dorothy Sullivan, of Partlow,
Va., was killed, along with her shih tzu named Buttons, by
three roaming pit bulls while they walked in her front yard on


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almost routine now," Delise said.
"Law enforcement and the judi-
cial system are realizing that, but
for the negligence, but for the dis-
regard (by owners), these things
wouldn't have happened."
Large, free on $10,000 bond,
declined requests to comment for
this story.
But many of those who live in


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
SThe Okeechobee County Public Library will be hosting the fourth
annual Siorytelling Fe's oW'April 16 at 2 p.m. The program will start
with local storytellers. There will be a break for refreshments 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 infor-.
mation, call the local Early Learning office at (863) 462-5792.

Chamber Coffee Klatch scheduled
The Chamber of Commerce Coffee Klatch will be hosted by Her-
itage 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, "Yellow Raft, Blue
Water" Michael Dorris; and Thursday, June 23, "Before Women Had
Wings" Connie Fowler. If you have questions or would like more
information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.


this rural, woodsy community
between Washington and Rich-
mond did not hesitate to pin the
blame for Sullivan's death directly
on the negligence of the dogs'
owner and that of authorities
who they say largely ignored
repeated complaints about pit
bulls roaming the neighborhood.
Sullivan family attorney Ed


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. Refresh-,
ments and bathroom facilities will be provided along the route. Certi-
fied bicycle helmets are required. Orientation and sign-ins will begin at
7 a.m. Registration fees will be $15 for adults and $10 for children
under 10. Riders, runners and walkers under the age of 18 must be
accompanied by a parent of guardian. Send registrations to Jim
Mclnnes, Farm Bureau Insurance Co., 401 N.W Fourth St., Okee-
chobee, 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.m. 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.


McNelis said Sullivan had called
authorities before to complain
that dogs had chased her into her
house.
Sullivan's neighbor, Mary
Adkins, said she called animal
control several times to complain
about roaming dogs. A few years
ago, she said two unleashed dogs
ripped open the throat of her terri-
er Pepper while he was playing in
her front yard. Pepper eventually
recovered.
Shane Owens, who sports a
large tattoo of his rottweiler Leila
on his left arm and lives a few
houses away from Sullivan's, said
his nine months' pregnant girl-
friend was walking up their drive-
way four years ago when a pit bull
charged at her, backing her up
against their car. Owens grabbed
his pistol and shot the dog dead.
He, too, said he repeatedly called
authorities to complain about the
problem.
Owens and Adkins were not
sure whether the dogs they
encountered belonged to Large.
Citing the criminal investiga-
tion, Spotsylvania County Animal
Control Director William Tydings
said he had to defer comment to
Commonwealth's Attorney
William Neely, but did offer: "It's
not all the way it seems." He
would not elaborate and calls to
Neely's office were not returned.
Fatal dog maulings can be diffi-
cult to prosecute, said attorney
Michael Rosenzweig, whose Pitts-
burgh law firm has handled hun-
dreds of dog bite cases.
"You have to prove that the
violation of law goes beyond
mere negligence," Rosenzweig
said. "It has to rise to a level of
recklessness."
The prosecutor has to prove
the dog's owner had reason to
believe the animal had a "danger-
ous or vicious propensity," he
said. That could mean providing
evidence of a previous attack or
an incident in which the dog
barked or lunged at a stranger.
One of the most infamous
cases happened in San Francisco


in 2001 when Diane Whipple was
mauled to death in the hallway of
her building. Neighbors Marjorie
Knoller and Robert Noel, who
had been taking care of two 120-
pound Presa Canarios for a prison
inmate, were convicted .of invol-
untary manslaughter and served
two years.
According to the latest study
.by the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention, pit bulls were
responsible for the largest num-
ber of fatal attacks between 1979
and 1998. But the CDC said the
accuracy of that data is question-
able, as it can be difficult to deter-
mine the exact breed of dogs
involved in such attacks.
"There's no such thing as an
inherently bad dog," said John
Booker, president of The All-
American Pit Bull Association.
"Any dog is capable of doing any-
thing it's. just what kind of


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socialization and training the dog
has had.... Maybe there should be
an obedience course for owners."
Family and friends remem-
bered Sullivan for dedicating her
life to her eight children and 15
grandchildren, for singing in the
church choir and for driving elder-
ly community members to doc-
tor's appointments.
She was a whiz at the "Jeop-
ardy!" game show, adored the
Washington Redskins so much
she made a Redskins raincoat for
Buttons, and she displayed her
love of traveling by collecting a
rock from each place she visited
and marking it with the name of
the destination.
A few days after she and But-
tons were laid to rest, someone
left a rock on Sullivan's doorstep.
On it, the person had painted:
"Heaven."


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By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The fish were really biting last
weekend as proven by the com-
petitors in the Christian Team Trail
and Okeechobee Contractors'
Association tourneys.
Congratulations once again go
to Bill Rose and Craig Smith. They
swept the Christian Team Trail tour-
ney last Saturday with 18.41 lbs. of
bass. Their 8.19 lb. bass earned
them big fish honors. They also
brought a nice 5.25 lb. fish to the
scale for second big fish of the day
honors. Congratulations are also in
order for the Doug Vest and Bill
White. They hooked 26.75 lbs. of
bass to .win the Okeechobee Con-
tractors' Association tournament.
Anglers are still pulling nice size
bass out of Harney Pond, King's
Bar and Cody's Cove on wild shin-
ers, spinnerbait and Carolina rigs.
Doug Vest stated that he caught his
prize-winnihg bass at Pelican Bay.
There are still plenty of specks


Sports Briefs


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-
Lirday, 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 sponsorships are
$150 for'a tee or Green. Corporate
sponsorships are $300 for a four-
some and one tee sponsorship.
All proceeds will benefit the
youth of Okeechobee County.
For information, contact Ben
Sims at (863) 467-8118.
Junior tennis
tourney slated
The second annual Okee-
chobee Junior Tennis Tourna-
ment will be held Thursday, May
19, at the Okeechobee Sports
Complex tennis courts.
Check in time is 8:45 a.m.
Tournament 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
slate announced
The Okee-Tantie Team Trail


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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SPORTS 7


being brought in from the river,
around the pier and at Harney
Pond using minnows and worms.
But, be careful if you go to Harney
Pond and other popular fishing
spots. Anglers at last weekend's
tourneys stated that Harney Pond
was packed with boats and difficult
to get in and out of.
Headturners3.com will host its
monthly tournament this weekend
at Okee-Tantie Marina. Tourna-
ment director Pat Malone has
informed us that anglers can sign
up at the ramp on Saturday morn-
ing for the two-day event. Anglers
will return for weigh-in at 3 p.m.
each day. If you'd like to see some
beautiful fish and hear some great
fishing stories, come out to either
day's weigh-ins. There is plenty of
seating and spectators are wel-
come.
The BFL tournament is sched-
uled for April 16 with a weigh-in
time of 2:30 p.m.
Have a great weekend and stay.
safe.






8 The Okeechobee News, Saturday, April 9, 2005


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corner lot! Buckhead Lake-access of course!
LS0,000! ADJACENT LOT $86,000!


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#88428 LITTLE BIT EXTRA FOR A LOT
LOWER PRICE! Cute 1989 trailer has extra
bath, carport, and addition for more elbow
room all on its own deeded Ancient Oaks Lot!
Low quarterly fees of less than $260! GO
FISHING' FOR JUST $52,000!




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#88862 INTELLIGENCE AND BEAUTY IN
ONE PACKAGE! It's a wise buy that can save
you thousands over comparable, and yet still
gives you a splendid 1/1 Park model with
Florida room addition furnished too! $74,500
ON YOUR OWN DEEDED LOT!




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#87941 FRONTS ON LITTLE LAKE HAM-
RICK IN ANCIENT OAKS! This premier 2000
"Park" model with total 2 bdrms/2 baths is fea-
ture-loaded! Completely furnished, addition,
big carport! If this home were a person, she'd
be Miss America! $115,000 TODAY!
"These offering are subject to price


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#88799 JUST HIT MARKET! WATERFRON
2 BDRM/2 BATH MOBILE IN BUCKHEAD (
Just had time to get this in by deadline! It wi
be gone quick! End-of-canal corner location
Lake-access of course. FIRST $150,000 TAKE,
IT!


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#88168 A PRINCELY PARK MODEL FIT
FOR A KING! Just move right in fully and
tastefully furnished! Elevated addition, car-
port more "elbow room" than you'd think
possible! For a low quarterly fee, enjoy all the
Anceint Oaks amenities! $92,500!


#88914 ARE YOU CHEAP? DON'T TAKE IT
PERSONALLY! Here's a great buy on a 1
bdrm/1 bath "Park" model with Florida Room
addition on its own deeded lot in Ancient
Oaks! Easy walk to community boat ramp &
docks! PRICED LOW TO "GO" AT $54,000!


#88982 FANCY AS IT GETS! With extra-large
Florida Room addition, has 2 bdrms/2 bath total
on its own deeded lot in Ancient Oaks! Big car-
port, nicely furnished, higher quality appli-
cances, water softner doesn't need a thing! YOU
WANT BETTER? BETTER LOOK AT $112,000!


# 88969 "HAND-MAN" WATERFRONT
DOUBLEWIDE IN TAYLOR CREEK ISLES!
Nice neighborhood! Hardly priced above lot
value! Not condemned just needs fixin'! Full
2 2, boatshed, all major appliances! SOLD "AS
#'" FOR JUST $130,000!
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#88833 WE'VE REDUCED THE PRICE,
INCLUDED FURNITURE WE EVEN THIREW-
IN THE BOAT! WHAT MORE DO YOU
WANT? Cute Taylore Creek Isles 2/2 doublewide
plus -workshed, carport, and big screened patio
overlooking your Lake-access waterfront dock!
HURRY! $168,500 TAKES IT!
ved accurate, but not warranted."


"A Full Service Real Estate Firm!"
B ii. Tfub c PA Lic Real E-taie Broier
Sa BraronD Tuc'er PA Lic ReFilE E rBroke.,'
WiIlIm S Bill KeenC Sr 634-C797
Lr, Moon (34-1457r John Pelln. 97-.0413
Snaon Jonnrson 63.-6241 Jer. Wil.on 634-1olU51
Masr Gc.>aDre .ld f34..9 9 r Sneryi Coonfrle 634-1313
Ron Sil-ly 6'i 6221
104 N.W 7thAve..(863) 763-4010
Toll Free 888-874-2945
Corner Of SR 70 West & N.W 7th Ave.
Email: realestate@tucker-group.com Website: www.tucker-group.com
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GORGEOUS. CUSTOM 3/2 .:.r, 6 a,-res STUCCO RED BRICK r,.-..Te ,, B-HR.h..,'-.,,: ,:,i',,
east side. Exquisite open concept, all SS section. Very will insulated 2/3/1/1 2000 SF, NEW
appliances, ceramic tile, garden tub. Lots metal roof, waterfront, dock, fish cleaning house,
of privacy and seclusion here! $475,000 seawall, fruit trees, large shed, fenced. MUST SEE!
#213B/88972 Call Mike. $249,000 #218 CALL LORI 634-1457.
DELIGHTFUL COUNTRY LIVINGI 3/2/2, Open concept, SS appliancesclaw foot slipper tub, 5 beautiful, quiet
acres, fish in your own stocked pond, fenced. This one's a beauty! $349,000 #223 Call Lori 634-1457
SHADY LAKEPORT homesite has a 1970 mobile home to be Remodeled or Removed. Large shop/garage.
$58,900 #201 Call Jeri
COTTAGES BY THE LAKEwaterfront living, gated community on Rim Canal. 24 charming old Florida/Key West
style cottages with lofts. TLA 1223-1800SF. Covered parking, Clubhouse. $193,750-$294,500. #203A call John
RANCHETTE & HOMES: 20 Acre Oak paradise. 5bd home, 3 mobile homes, 2 barns, lighted arena, bunk
house, bath house, pavilion, arena, equipment shop. Great property for a retreat. Reduced/Motivated! $749,000
#204 call Lori 634-1457
3.75 ACRES FENCED IN VIKING excellent location for those who enjoy birding in a State Park. On Canal
w/stocked pond. Super nice 3/2 Palm Harbor w/vaulted ceilings, garden tub & separate shower in master.
$149,900 #207/88151 Call Jeri ,
BEAUTIFUL ADULT COMMUNITY extremely,nice and well kept furnished DWMH in Seminole Cove.
$REDUCED. #205/88163 Call Sheryl 634-1343
REEELLYNICE CBS 3/1 on 145x150'lot, oaks, chainlink fence, 12x16 workshop with A/C and triple carport.
$152,500 #209B Call Jeri 634-6056.
PLATTS BLUFF4.23 acres. Fenced, well, septic, beautiful oak, maple, fruit trees. Older SWMH. $125,000. #210
Seller MOTIVATED. Call Lori 634-1457
ABSOLUTELY EXQUSITEI Gorgeous 3/2 River Oak Acres Home. In-ground pool, 3-bay garage, large enclosed
porch and much more. Call Bill 697-6797 $699,000 #221A


../ SELLS!
(7/iyREALTY CO.('v7 Residential Acreage Commercial
S --- 4251 Hvvy. 441 S. 863-763-5588 Fax: 763-2219
Open Saturdays FOR LISTINGS!
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-i' SECTION 101 s?.,?.n, ,..,,M^^ ^. St. ^,.
1999 custom built brick/CBS home on oversized CORNER LOT- $89,900
lot (3,290 acres) in the SW section. Dozens of In town, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, den, carport on corner
extras, 10ft. ceilings thru-out, designer kitchen lot. 2004 kitchen appliances, ceratmic tile in kitchen,
w/island, custom cabinets w/roll out drawers, outside/inside just painted, 2004 roof over. Great
Secluded state setting w/private drive and location near all conveniences. Please call to see!
grandfather oaks. (#88537) (#88533)


." ._. ...... .^ BIl'CIHE DI RIDGE 53$-I.t11
BACK ON MARKET 185,000 Apartment building, seller lives in efficiency apt.
4Bd/2.5Ba CBS home on 3.1 acres. This property on rear. Rents #1 office to Hospice (90C sq. ft.)
has great potential, extra rooms for the family. w/restroom, wall A/C, carpet. Rents #2 office in
Property is fenced. New roof 1998. Vacant easy front to home repair. Call for more information on
to show. (88503) rental. (#88856)


Patricia Louise Goolsby
Lic. R.E. Broker
763-6068 a Cell 634-5588
Kathy Lancaster
kathlynlancaster@netscape.net
467-6760 Cell 634.8676


ON 5 ACRES S185.000
5 acres with never lived in 2004 Fleetwood
2Bd/2Ba, living room, den, kitchen, dining, 2 out-
buildings, Wooley shed 12x18, small shed for
pump/washer 10x12, 'carport 18x20 metal
w/metal roof, fenced 3 sides, motor home hook
up. (#88419)


RIVER RUN RESORT PHASE II $190,000
2003 DWMH (114x100 total) convenient to town.
Large family kitchen/dining, 4th BD used as den.
All BD's have walk-in closets, each has ceiling
fans. **Furnished.** (#88747)


NOTE: These, offerings are subject to errors, omissions or withdrawal without notice. Informant on believed accurate but not guaranteed.


Request....Don Renfranz .
okeedon@hotmail.com
REALTOR Taylor Creek Real Estate. '-
Cell: 863-634-4596 Home: 863-467-2930 i

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10 ACRES CLOSE TO TOl\N! l\E \E REDLtCED THL [ fICE
All paved luadaccdc, Loncd C INCLUDED FURNITLRE L I'
for your pet horses and cows! EVEN THREW IN THE BOAT!
WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT?!?!
Platted and approved no "pre- Cute Taylor Creek Isles 2/2 dou-
selling" long waiting periods! blewide plus workshed, carport, and
Nice land, too! PRICED JUST big screened patio overlooking your
$220,000 TO $253,000 CASH! Lake-access waterfront dock!Hurry!
ASK FOR DON (863) 634-4596! $168,500 Takes It! (#88833)
Call Don Renfranz / Realtor at (863) 634-4596
if you are seriously considering selling your
waterfront property! My low fees and knowl-
edge of the waterfront market attracts buyers -
and saves everyone time and money!
Phone Don Renfranz today! Don't delay!!
"I SELL MY LISTINGS!
LIST YOUR HOME WITH DON!"I




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OKEECHOBEE LAND
We have many 20 acre lots!

For Sale By Owner/Realtor!
With & without homes, barn, fencing, cross-fencing, water
wells, water systems, improved pasture, trees, hammocks.
Priced @ $310,000; $339,000; $359,000; $379,000;
$400,000; $699, 000


40 78 ACRE
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Beautiful, improved pastures. Fenced &
cross fenced @ $15,000 per acre. 40 acre
minimum.
Call for further information
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Cell (561) 703-1070.


20 ACRE RANCH
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working windmill, 50ft. barn, tack room, bathroom,
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you to pick your colors & decorating touches. Many
extras & tile throughout. Ready for horses.
$599,900
Call Owner/Realtor for more info.
(561) 799-4015
North of town (near SR98)


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Roughly speaking, Hymer says you can afford to buy a home equal in price to
three times your gross annual income.
More precisely, the price you can afford to pay for a home will depend on six
factors:




Lenders also analyze your income in relation to your projected cost of home
ownership and outstanding debts to determine the size loan you can have.
S Hymer says your housing expense-to-income ratio is determined by calculating
your projected monthly housing expense, which consists of the principal and
interest payment on your new home loan, property taxes and hazard insurance.
The sum of these costs is referred to as "PITI." Monthly homeowners'association
dues, if you're purchasing a condominium or townhouse, and private mortgage
insurance are added to the PITI.
Your housing expense-to-income ratio should fall in the 28 to 33 percent range,
although some lenders will go higher under certain circumstances.
Your total debt-to-income ratio should be in the 34 to 38 percent range. .
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Pastor of the First Baptist
Church of Basinger
Perhaps no area of life is
more frustrating in this day and
age than that of raising our chil-
dren. Thousands of books are
published each year with advice
and "how to...." suggestions.
Agencies dealing with at-risk
children rise and fall like the
daily tide. The government and
certified "experts" are often
called upon to help parents
meet the challenge of parenting
today's children, all with mixed
and questionable results. Much
has been written about how
kids of today are behaving in
ways that previous generations
are hard pressed to explain,
much less correct! In our desire
to find solutions, we have left no
excuse "unturned". Missing
fathers, working mothers, the
climbing divorce rate, econom-
ics, TV, computers, and schools
are only a few of the many rea-
sons we have told ourselves is
behind the behaviors in our chil-
dren that cause us concern. Par-
ents seldom see themselves as
being part of the problem, and
so the "problem" continues to
be explained away as we each
try to absolve each other of any
guilt we may feel.
' There is a source of knowl-
edge that is often overlooked by
the parents of today. The Bible is
a book on parenting that not
only has stood the test of time,
but has proven to provide real
solutions to those who will fol-
low its precepts. We can ask
ourselves the question: "Who
knows more about the nature of
children, God or some agency
created by the government?"
The lives of our children depend
on how we answer this ques-
tion. If we continue to try to
leave God out of our attempts to
raise children, we are going to
experience frustrations and fail-
ures.
Children raised in the evolu-
tionary myth that they are acci-
dental ancestors of long forgot-
ten primates cannot be
expected to behave in a way that
suggests worth and purpose. It
is only the sacred scriptures of
the various religious communi-
ties that give humankind its true
place in the universe. The Bible
in particular teaches that "God
created man in his own


image."(Genesis 1:27), and it is
these same scriptures that
remind us that "The fear of the
Lord is the beginning of ALL
wisdom." (Psalm 111:10) Who
shall we believe? The American
Academy of Pediatrics advises
that "corporal punishment is of
limited effectiveness and has
potentially deleterious side
effects" according to its policy
set in 1998. The Word of God
states that "He who spares the
rod hates his son, but he who
loves him is careful to discipline
him. (Proverbs 13:24)


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about our children. We are told
that children are "A gift of the
Lord" (Psalm 127:3), and not an
inconvenience to be aborted at
will. Child rearing is crucial in
determining the child's future
life course (Proverbs 22:6), and
discipline is an act of parental
love (Proverbs 9:8 and Eph-
esians 6:4) that should not be
left to the care of others in even
the best of daycare centers.
There can be no doubt that it is
God's will that we love and train
our children, and to do that
without Him is impossible.


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110 S.W. 14th St.
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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, Wednes-
day 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 Congeniali-
ty 2" (PG-13) Showtimes: Friday
at 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at
4:15 p.m.
Also showing at Theatre III-
"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

You can help
Kids in Distress
In Florida 200,000 children are
abused or neglected each year.
When families fail to care for their
children, the question is whose
children are these? The answer is
they belong to all of us. You can
help abused and neglected chil-
*dren by donating your opera-
tional car, boat, truck or other
vehicle to Kids In Distress by call-
ing (954) 390-7620. Kids In Dis-
tress is a community-supported
agency dedicated to the care,
treatment and prevention of child
abuse and neglect. They have
locations in Broward and Palm
Beach County.

Wildlife Center
hosts birthday parties
Treat your child to a wildlife
adventure birthday -party at
Arnold's Wildlife Center, 14895
N.W. 30th Terrace. You can invite
up to 20 friends to join you for a
wildlife adventure tour, hands on
animal encounter, games and a
special craft for everyone to
make. For information on cost
and reservations, call (863) 763-
4630.

VA vans are
running daily
Okeechobee County has
increased the days the VA vans
transport veterans to the West
Palm Beach VA Medical Center.
The VA vans are now running
Monday through Friday. All veter-
ans needing a ride to the VA Med-
ical Center should call the County
Veterans Service Officer at (863)
763-8124, several days ahead of
time and provide name, last four
of social security number, date
and time of appointment and
whether a wheelchair/scooter lift
is needed. All appointments must
be before noon. If there are any
questions, please contact Betsy
Grinslade, the county veterans'
service officer.

Free pregnancy
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource Cen-
ter of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, offers free pregnan-
cy testing to girls and women of
all ages. We offer free and confi-
dential pregnancy tests, peer
counseling, referrals for a free
ultrasound, parenting classes,
and abstinence education. Oper-
ating hours are from 10 a.m. until
4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thurs-
days. We are located at 1505 S.
Parrott Ave., across from the
movie theatre. For information or
appointments call (863) 763-
8859.

Free parenting
classes offered


Free six-week parenting class-
es for parents of young children
are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at
the Pregnancy Resource Center,
1505 S. Parrott Ave. Topics
include discipline a family affair,
birth to eight months infants;
eight to eighteen months the tod-
dler, 18 to 36 months terrific
twos, three year olds, and
uncommon sense. Each week
parents "earn" baby bucks -to
purchase items for their baby at
the Center's Baby Boutique.
Childcare is not provided, how-
ever infants in carriers are wel-
come. For details call (863) 763-
8859 or (863) 697-6320.


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FORD KEY- found in Wal
Mart parking lot, has com-
puter chip inside,
(863)697-3539.

CAT, White Calico, Female,
Vic. of Wolf Rd. & Eagle
Bay Drive. Lost on Easter
Sunday. (863)763-1457

JACK RUSSEL, M, Brown &
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LOST WALLET Outside of
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441. Brownish red. Please
call 863-697-6129.

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Hwy 98 by St Lucie Bat-
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3689 or 763-5151 or 467-
8982.

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POSITION: Director of Curriculum
LOCATION: Glades County School District
DATE REQUIRED: May 1, 2005
QUALIFICATIONS:
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& Certification.
DUTIES:
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of district wide programs.
*Any duties as assigned
by Superintendent.
SALARY:
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Salary Schedule.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 12, 2005
Direct Application and Resume To:
Wayne Aldrich, Superintendent'
400 10th Street SW
Moore Haven, Florida 33471
(863)946-2083
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Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications
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OUTREACH COORDINATOR
Responsible for assisting clients with navigat-
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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
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class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For, Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

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day, April 18, 2005. The Florida Department of
Transportation is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative
Action Employer and Drug Free Workplace. New em-
ployees must sign and consent to required testing.
Refusal voids any job offer. Females and minorities
are encouraged to apply.

Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
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Call:
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for more information -


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basement and/or gar-
age? Advertise your yard
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and make your clean up a
breeze


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




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


Pharmacy Consultant
Pharmaceutical Services
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Call (863) 357-2442 for more information


Employment


Em ent -
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
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, FI.,
Turnpike (863)763-9383
DFWP.
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
panning, 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-
ryecommensurate with ex-
p erience. 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
Place your help wanted ad
online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
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
Place your help wanted ad
online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or
mailto: classad@newszap.com

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1 2 HOUR DAILY
Must like animals
Great for students after
school. (863)634-3452.
BABYSITTER NEED: In my
home for 8 mo. old child.
Mon. & Wed. 5:30p-8:30p
Call 863-801-3364
Place your help wanted ad
online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or
mailto: classad@newszap.com


NEW IN TOWN- All phases
of carpentry, concrete and
finish work, no job to
small. Reasonable pay ac-
cepted. (765)730-0227.


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


Financial



Business
Opportunities .05
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 3 1



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

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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services 435



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






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



JACK'S TOP SOIL
Shell Rock &
Bob Cat work
Call
(863)467-4734
Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some extra
bucks when you sell your
used items in the classi-
fieds.
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand the
world around you. No
wonder newspaper read-
ers are more successful
people


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



Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530j
Books & Magazines 5`5
Building Materials 54k)
Business Equipment 5145
Carpets Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.56r0
Clothing 565
Coins Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer Video 5.0
Crafts Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Dr3pes. Linen s & Fabrics 5'5
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment.
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps Lights 6.-10
Luggage 6-15
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 60
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.


CHEST FREEZER Good con-
dition. $50. (863)763-
7358.

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, Commercial,
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
REFRIGERATOR, 2002
Whirlpool, 19 cu. ft. $300
or best offer. (863)635-
3439


$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







14 The, Okeechobee News, Saturday, April 9, 2005


STOVE, GE, Electric, All
works well. $100 or best
offer. (863)675-2440

UPRIGHT FREEZER White,
14.1 cu. ft. $50. Can deliv-
er within LaBelle. Call Rob-
ert (863)675-2199.
UPRIGHT FREEZER- 18 cu
ft, freezers very good,
body in good condition,
$75. (863)983-4694.
WASHER- Hotpoint, white,
excellent condition, $50.
(863)763-3451.

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


U-
BOOKS Assortment from
Romance to Encyclopedia.
10-20 boxes. $100.
(863)635-3439.



ALUMINUM AWNINGS 3,
40"W x 60"L, 45"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.




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. 7/2, Must see.
$175. (863)357-8225.
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
whls. Will hold person up
to 300 Ibs. & Bath tub
stool. $75 863)763-1059


ALASKAN DIAMOND WIL-
LOW (2)- beautiful pattern,
$200 neg. (863)763-7584
after 5.
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SCAT SCOOTER. '96- grey,
electric cart, wide, front
basket, good cond, 2 batt.
$325. (863)763-7697.


ORGAN- Hammond, Model
Elegant, 2 manual, full
pedal, Best offer, Free to
church or non profit.
(863)675-0215.

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



AMERICAN PIT BULL TER-
RIERS- ABA Reg, all col-
ors, 8 wks old, (863)697-
2750.

APPALOOSA MARE- 6yr
old, some training, $600
or best offer. (863)763-
7608.

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.
S1500 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. Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds,Plants,'
Flowers 865


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

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

REGISTERED PASO FINO
GELDING- 11 yrs, buck-
sskin color, smooth gait,
$2500 (863)447-2395.



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

PATIO TABLE Round,
Wright iron, 4 chairs. $45.
(863)763-7358.


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







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


Iu-Re'in


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


Medical
Office Space
For Lease, needs build out
completed. Approx. 2000
sq ft, ,'., -ng to divide
into 2 separate office
spaces, close to hospital
For information 467-0831.


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


Real [state



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



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 ba!loon, OAC.




Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
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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
$65.
(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

8634674555



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

803461-4555



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 3M05
Campers.'RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 30.301)
Sport Vehicles.LATVs 3035


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


I Houses-Rent


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, 10A x 12.
$125. (863)763-7609.


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


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars -1015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4050
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070


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

Dodge Dart Swinger, '73,
blue, raised rear, orig.
slant 6, $1500. (863)635-
' 4357 aft 5.




FORD 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,8 $1500.
(863)763-1138
MAZDA 626, '00, 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.



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 S10i '2000, 2cyl.
5spd Needs head gasket.
$2500. Or best offer
(772)461-2629.
DODGE RAM ,'91- w/cover,
106K miles, 318 engine,
$2200. (863)763-8343.

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

I IM I


REQUEST FOR BIDS
PUMPS, ETC.
The Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) will receive Sealed Bids, for the
purpose of purchasing the following:
Septic tank effluent pumps
Automatic float assemblies
Altemators/Switches/Pump control assemblies
Miscellaneous pump appurtenances
Detailed specifications are available upon request from the office of the
Executive Director, at 100 S.W. 5th Avenue, Phone Number 863-763-
9460, Fax Number 863-763-3746. The OUA reserves the right to reject
any or all bids and to waive formalities in any bid wherever such rejection
or waiver is determined to be in the best interest of the OUA.
The Sealed Bids must be delivered to the Executive Director's office, lo-
cated at Okeechobee Utility Authority Office, 100 S.W. 5th-Avenue, on or
before 3:00 PM.on April 11, 2005.
Landon C. Fortner, Jr.
Executive Director
565508 ON 04/04,5,6,7,8,9,10/05


Community Events

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

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

Free help with tax returns offered
AARP Taxaide is the nation's largest, free, volunteer run, tax coun-
seling preparation service. Their free service can answer most of the
tax issues faced by middle- to low-income taxpayers, with special
attention to taxpayers age 60 or older. Your tax returns can be filed
electronically. Taxaide will be working now through April 15, on Mon-
days and Tuesdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the American Legion
Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St. You need to bring last year's tax return
and the necessary papers needed to file your 2004 tax return. Taxaide
does not prepare state income tax returns. For information contact
Margaret Burns, district coordinator instructor, at (863) 357-2247.

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

Red Cross needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Volunteer as an American Red Cross
Instructor and teach others the skills they need to save lives. You can
help the American Red Cross reach people in your community with
lifesaving training, including CPR, First Aid, Automated External Defib-
rillation, 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 Freedom Iraqi.


The church will be sending care packages to 20 servicemen in the
Army stationed in Iraq. These soldiers serving our country have
requested items not only for themselves, but they also give items to the
Iraqi children while on patrol and visiting. We would like to invite the
community to help us with this project. For more information, contact
Chairperson Myra White at (863) 357-2975.

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

Children's council seeks volunteers
The.Children's Services Council of Okeechobee is in need of a few
fine people to submit an application to the Okeechobee County Board
of County Commissioners to be a part of the council. Governor Jeb
Bush makes the final appointments with terms of two or four years.
The council meets monthly to discuss programs and needs of the chil-
dren in the community. Once a year, agencies request funds through a
grant process. Each council member "adopts" an agency or two as
their own and monitors the programs' services that they provide to our
children. Those interested in completing an application should contact
Cathleen Blair, executive director at (863) 462-4000, ext. 255

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

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


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

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

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

Drop In Center needs facility
Hilda Navarette, director of Welcome House Drop-In Center, a
program of the Mental Health Association in Indian River County, a
United Way agency, announces that the Okeechobee Drop-In cen-
ter, located at 1925 U.S. 441 S.E. which is next door to the driver's
license office, has experienced severe damages due to Hurricane
Jeanne. While it will be repaired, it is expected to take until the end
of December. In the meantime, space is needed to accommodate 10
to 15 visitors on a daily basis. One large room with bathroom facili-
ties is desired. Please call the temporary MHA telephone in Vero
Beach at (772) 559-4429, and ask for Genie.


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 Trlr., 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 50(5
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500


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