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Vol. 96 No. 100 Sunday, April 10, 2005 754 Plus tax


Inside

School is planning
Family Fun Night
Seminole Elementary
School's Family Fun Night will
be held on Friday, April 15, from
6 until 8 p.m. There will be
plenty of fun, games, and enter-
tainment for the entire family.
Sno-cones, popcorn, hotdogs,
hamburgers, fresh corn-on the-
cob, and nachos are just a few
of the refreshments that will be
available. All proceeds from the
Family Fun Night will be used to
purchase new classroom
globes and maps. We hope to
see you there.
Kindergarten registration is
scheduled for Wednesday,
April 20. If you have a child that
will be starting school next
year, please call the school
office to schedule an appoint-
ment. There will be a SAC
meeting on Tuesday, April 19,
in Seminole's media center at 4
p.m. The public is welcome. to
attend. Kindergarten through
second grade students will be
swimming this month during
their PE time at the County
Sports Complex.
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Pinewood Derby on Saturday at the American Legion in Okeechobee. The Scouts raced
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Index
Classifieds ...... 12-15
Comics ........... 11
Community Events ... .4
Crossword .'. . .12
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out ..... .4
Sports ........... .. .7
TV .............. .13
W weather ........... .2
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Scoutmaster Shawn Townsend lines up
race cars for the Pinewood Derby.


Descendant of the Raulersons

remembers great-grandparents


Editor's note: This is the sec-
ond installment on the recollec-
tions of Zelda Johnson Mixon.
Some errors in the first install-
ment are corrected here.
3 Zelda Johnson Mixon is the
great-granddaughter of Peter and
Louisiana, Chandler Raulerson.
Peter Raulerson was born in 1853
in Bartow. Louisana Chandler
was born in Fort Meade in 1861.
Both families eventually settled in
the Basinger area in what is now
Okeechobee County. Peter and
Louisiana met and married there,
raising a family.
Mrs. Mixon grew up in the
home of her grandmother, Ade-
line Raulerson Clements.
"I grew in Okeechobee, living
with my grandmother, Adeline
Clements," recalls Mrs. Mixon.
Mrs. Mixon said her grand-
mother's brother Louis Rauler-
son married Texas Drawdy.
Raulerson Hospital is named


after Louis Raulerson's grandson,
Raulie.
"We lived in the house built in
1896 (should this be 96?) by my
great-grandfather, Peter Rauler-
son, located just in back my
great-grandparents' two-story
house. She said her great-grand-
parents sometimes allowed stu-
dents who lived too far from
Basinger to commute to school
to stay in their home.
"The house has been convert-
ed into a commercial building,
Jeanette's
Interiors on Parrott Avenue.,"
said Mrs. Mixon. She said the par-
titions '
inside the home have been
removed.
At the time the house was to
be sold, Mrs. Mixon continued,
"there was also
someone interested in buying
it for a funeral home. Well, my
aunts (Marie


Box and Lois Selph) were
concerned about the kind of traf-
fic, ambulances and
such, a funeral home might
generate. So it was sold as a com-
mercial
building. First thing they did
was tear off the porches," she
said.
Mrs. Mixon shares more of
her memories:
"Great-grandma loved her
flowers. She had beds of flowers
of all kinds in her front yard with
just a grassy walkway to the front
porch entrance. When she
would visit someone who had a
bush that she didn't have she
would ask for a cutting to plant in
her yard.
"When people came to visit
her they would bring a plant of a
kind she didn't have and that real-
ly pleased her. Her brother who
See Raulerson Page 2


Courtesy photo/www.lamartin.com
Peter and Louisiana Chandler Raulerson, original settlers,
moved from Basinger to an area north of Lake Okee-
chobee, west of Taylor Creek in October, 1896. The area
had no name until 1902, when the name "Tantie" was cho-
sen for the post office.


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News Briefs

Tax rebate
deadline nears
OKEECHOBEE The Property
Appraiser's Office, located in the
Alderman Building at 307 N.W
Fifth Ave., has applications avail-
able for the 2004 sales tax rebate of
up to $1,500.
The rebate is for those Florida
residents who have replaced a
mobile home due to loss from a
named tropical system.
The deadline to file is May 1.
Homebuyers classes
are offered locally
OKEECHOBEE -- Homebuy-
er's classes are being held every
Wednesday from 9 until 10 a.m. at
the USDA Service Center, 454 U.S.
98 N., in Okeechobee.
For reservations or information,
call (863) 763-5507, ext. 503.


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was a tomato grower in Home-
stead brought her the first Ixora
plant to grow in Okeechobee.
When it bloomed, we were all told
to come see it in bloom, it was so
rare.
"When I was a little girl, I was
given a miniature wood burning
stove which really cooked and
baked. Great-grandma would give
me some of her biscuit dough to
make biscuits and bake in my little
stove. Grandpa Peter would let me
pick some of his little cherry toma-
toes and my friends and I would
make tomato gravy to go on our
biscuits. I never knew what hap-
pened to my little stove after I went
to live with my mother.
"I had lived with my Grandma
Adline since I was four years old as
my mother had to work out of
town and send money to help sup-
port my brother and me as well as
my Aunt Lois and uncle Dude who
were still kids at home with Grand-


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Do you know who these people on the porch of Peter Rauler-
son's log home are? Let us know! The home was on the west
side of what is now Parrott Avenue.


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believed you shot
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dery when I was very young.
a Louisiana "I also remember going to the
uld never have corner store to get bread for her
hen sitting in the and she would give me pennies to
ting. She would buy a small bag full of candy (five
basket over to our Hershey kisses for a penny, bubble
as behind her gum big as a jaw breaker, etc.) I
mending while can still hear her calling to me as I
eight me how to walked away to hold back my
and do embroi- shoulders and hold my head up
high as I had nothing to be
ashamed of. She also reminded me
to be a lady at all times.
"She would have my Aunt Lois
and me come clean her upstairs
bedrooms when it was fifth Sunday
S meeting at church and the preach-
er and friends would come to stay
with her while they were in town.
She would give us corn sacks
(burlap bags) and a bucket of
soapy water to clean with. We
would wet the sacks in the bucket,
place them on the wood floor and
scrub with our feet shuffling on the
sacks to mop up the dust. For this
hard work she would give us a
quarter apiece which was big
money,at that time.
"Lois had to go over every
morning to help Great-grandma
milk her scrawny cows who didn't
give much.milk. Some of the milk
^ was put in big pans to sit on the
counter to sour and make clabber
which was used to make biscuits.
The heavy cream was skimmed off
and put into a two quart mason jar
and churned to make butter. While
she churned the cream by gently
rocking the jar back and forth she
would walk through her flowers,
pausing to remove a bug or such
from her plants.
"After the butter was removed
from the jar the buttermilk was
saved for Grandpa Peter. This was
one of his favorites. Their big round
oak table always was set with the
,rs sugar bowl on it and a spoon hold-
rs" er with spoons in it to stir your cup
of coffee. I was given this spoon
holder as a keepsake, by Aunt
Faith, their daughter, and I still have
it."
(Editor's note: Mrs. Mixon's rec-
ollections will continue in the next
installment of this series.)


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High sc

Okeechobee High School's A
and B honor roll students for the
third nine weeks grading period
for the 2004/2005 school year are
as follows:
A Honor roll:
9th grade: Kelly Hill
10th grade: Alexis Ariail, Bran-
don Baughman, Donald Bell, Jes-
sica Bryant, Britani Bryner, Doris
Catalan, Rodger Clyne, Jessaka
Cotton, Carri Durham, Kyle
Durham, Bryce Emley, Justin
Engler, Mandy Frazier, Alyss
Hampton, Jessica Hartis, Maria
Hernandez, Stephen Hirst, Arian-
na Hodges, Calvin King, Amy
Lamberti, Daylet Leyva, April
Lineberry, Eric Lodge, Elizabeth
Macedo, Brooke Marquette, Whit-
ney McGee, Rene Mendoza,
Diana Moros, Adela Nunez, Jose
Olvera, BHavesh Patel, Seth Pol-
lock, Kerry Potter, Virginia
Reynoso, Candelaria Rivero,
Robert Rodriguez, Angela Rowe,
Michael Santos-Dolan, Jennifer
Sauceda, Carlyn Schaefer, Cynthia
Seville, Stacey Sills, Rachael
Smith, Levi Stevenson, Tara
Threewits, Althea Tunac, Devon
Venables, Brianne Viens, Christi-
na Ward, Jessica Ward, Erin
Willie, Brooke Bowers, Tabitha
Childers, Isabel Garcia, Heidi
Groso, Victoria Hannon, Sarah
Helton, Kayla Jeffers, Jason
Knapp, Purvi Patel, Brooke Raga-
mat, Morgan Richey, Griselda
Ruiz, Alejandra Rinajero and Kav-
isha Zaveri.
(11th grade}: Kellyann Adler,
Esteban Anselmo, Magdalena
Ascencio, Richard Barnes, Ana
Bertha Becerril, Kara Black,


hool honor roll students are recognized


Eutimio Bucio, Thomas Camp-
bellJessie Carr, Sonya Chapa,
Ashley Childers, Caleb Christian,
Richard Cook, Asha Beth Dave,
Autumn Decarlo, Justin Ellis,
Michael Haddan, Holly Hayes,
Samuel Hazellief, Robyn Hedges,
Jeremy Hoglo, Amanda Jamison,
James Kenney, Anastasia Letcher,
Sergio Lujan, Tiffany Mathis, Mar-
tin McCreary, Jael Medina-Car-
rion, Paolo Melendez, Heather
Miller, James Miller, Michael Min-
nick, Felix Moros, Dante Mucheri-
no, Sonia Nunez, Bobby Peaden,
Cheree Pollard, Liliana Reyez,
Crystal Rhoden, Jeremy Smith,
Faria Chaudhary, Kati McWaters,
Benjamin Mehanni, Gretchen
Roehm, Maria Ruiz, Jo Wilkerson,
Paul Sparks, Lara Stanley, David
Thomas, William Valentine,
Nancy Vega and Craig Webb.
12th grade: Rachel Amiet,
Eduarda Arellano, Ryan Bailey,
Kevin Casperson, Camelia
Chavez, Allissa Childs, Jennifer
Cletzer, Kelli Cochran, Jawon
Davis, Rachel Dearborn, Brian
Duenas, Brett Fuller, Mayreli Gar-
cis, Jose Gonzalez, Randy Grien,
Audra Hales, Illinorse Hardy, Sara
Hedges, Kendra Jones, Shannon
Keller, Renee Klingler, Jennifer
Mann, Mark Mattson, Dacia
McCune, George McMillan, Angel-
ica Moros, Ashley Perry, Janet
Pineda, Phillip Powers, Monica
Rodriguez, Travis Rogers, Raquel
Sanchez, Katherine Saucier,
Charles Schultz, Jacob Streelman,
Jeremy Strenth, Matteo Tullio,
Maria Vargas, Aracelix Villalpan-
do, Alicia Welch, Megan Bell,
Perla Espinoza, Juana Guerrero,


School Menu


Okeechobee County
School District
April 11 through April 15

Monday, April 11
Breakfast:
Cereal and Toast
Pancakes sausage wrap

Lunch:
Chicken nuggets w/roll
Barbecue riblet on bun
Steamed Broccoli w/cheese
Rosey applesauce

Tuesday, April 12
Breakfast:
Cereal and Toast
Honey bun

Lunch:
Cheeseburger deluxe
Corn dog
Oven baked French fries
Fruit salad

Wednesday, April 13
Breakfast:
Cpreal and Toast
Biscuit and sausage (turkey)

Lunch:
Macaroni and cheese w/ham
Barbecue chicken on bun
Seasoned green beans
Diced peaches

Thursday, April 14
Breakfast:
Cereal and Toast
French toast sticks

Lunch:
Taco salad (turkey)
Smucker's PBJ uncrustable
Golden corn
Orange wedges


Friday, April 15
Breakfast:
Cereal and Toast
Yogurt and muffin

Lunch:
Pizza Day
Wedge or Fiestada
Sloppy joe
Baby carrots w/dip
Pineapple tidbits
Elementary menus:
Each breakfast includes:
juice, choice of entree or cereal
and toast; choice of whole,
reduced fat or lowfat chocolate
milk
Each lunch includes: choice
of one entree, choice of two
(vegetable, fruit or fruit juice),
choice of whole, reduced fat or
lowfat chocolate milk

Meal prices:
Breakfast: $ .75
Reduced: $ .30
Lunch $1.25
Reduced: $ .40


Christina Hannon, Marcus Mar-
socci, Jenna Tenniswood, LaDon-
na Weir, Kathryn Yeager, Jessica
Wilderman, Christie Williams,
Donald Wilson, Danielle Witter,
Janine Wood, Whitney Wood,
Donald Yates and Crystal Zamora.
B Honor Roll:
10th grade: Bethany Abner,
Brenda Albarran, Dominique
Alderman, Tierra Allen, Jeffrey
Alvarez, Reed Bailey, Kathlyn
Baird, Amanda Batista, Hannah
Bishop, Cassidy Blair, Francena
Blair, Christie Booth, Shaunaye
Brown Katie Bryan, Maricela Car-
doso, Alisha Claxton, Ashley
Cohen, Michelle Cooley, Jennifer
Cornell, Adan Cortez, Christio-
pher Curtis, Brian Delahanty,
Joseph Diaz, Corrissa Ebeling,
Sara Esque, Dulce Estrada, Hilary
Fox, Nicholas Fusco, Maximiano
Gallegos, Diego Gamez, Luis Gar-
cia, Tiffani Garcia, Martin Garcia,
Alexander Godwin, Donald Gor-
don, Adam Graves, Jessica Gray,
Kindra Gruber, Omar Guerrero,
Amanda Harmon, Weston Har-
vey, Abbey Hoover, Rakel
Huitron, Cody Hurst, Matthew
Jansen, Candace Jaquith, Casi
Jones, Charles Kelly, Erin Kersey,
Stephanie Lacher, Christopher
Lightsey, Rachel Lowe, Sonia Mal-
donado, Kristin McCullough,
Angelica Mestre, Jamie Mew-
bourn, Jacob Miller, Marissa Mon-
toya, Candice Morris, Brittany
Morrison, Christopher Neal,
Shartelle Neal, Sean Neswick,
Justin Oldham-York, Jeremiah
Payne, Billie Poff, Nicole Powers,
Jared Prescott, Rubi prieto,
Rachelle Provencher, Phillip

Obituary

Bruce L. Bell
Bruce L. Bell, 49, of Okee-
chobee passed away on April 8,
2005, at his home. Bruce was an
"avid" fisherman, called speck by
most who knew him on Lake
Okeechobee.
Pre-deceased by his father:
Robert H. Bell, daughter: Autumn
Marie Bell, and brother Robert H.
Bell Jr. Bruce is survived by his
loving wife of 25 years, Kathy
"Mom" Bell, Daughters: Tonya
Bell, Kaylee Bell, Grandson: Brey-
don Bell, parents: Mike and Myra
Juback', Father-in-law: Sonny
Brennan, Brothers: David (Tanya)
Bell, Vince Juback and Fiance
Elsa, Wayne and Aunt Sandy.
He will be dearly missed by a
host of family and friends.
The family will be accepting
friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on
Tuesday, April 12, 2005, and serv-
ices will be held on Wednesday,
April 13, 2005 at noon with inter-
ment to follow immediately at
Hillcrest Memorial Park.


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Purvis, Carlos Ramirez, Ignacio
Ramirez, Jacob Ratliff, Estella
Rebollar, Tashi Refoure, Jason
Resendiz, Dianna Rodriguez, Ash-
ley Royals, Adela Ruiz, Zein
Sanchez, Troy Schooley, Maurisa
Simmons, Benjamin Smith, Brit-
ney Suit, Vernita Taylor, Shawna
Tyner, Tarin Weintraub and
Samantha Williams.
11th grade: Christian Arocho-
Babilonia, William Berry, Jeffery
Bobst, Larry Comer, Travis Con-
rad, Zachary Cowart, Cameron
Davis, Charles Davis, Jeffrey
Davis, Krystal David, Tara Dou-
glas, Elizabeth Dyce, Josephine
Elders, Sarah Elders, Gerardo
Espinoza, Shanna Furphy, Abelar-
do Garcia, Diana Gomez, Bobbie
Haberlandt, Jonathan Hamby,
Kayla Hardin, Kyle Harwas, Brent
Hill, Fred Hill, Whitney Holmes,
Casey Hoover, Kennishia Jervier,
Jake Johnson, Katelin Johnson,
Joanna Kemp, Antonio Landav-
erde, Paulo Landaverde, Joseph
Lecrenier, Charnelda Lemaine,
Jamie Light, Joanna Loredo, Marc


Macias, James Madrigal, Justin
Maxwell, Dennis McCune, Brit-
tney McDowell, Brooke McDow-
ell, Tasha McPeak, Mario Mon-
jaras, Audra Moody, Shana Neal,
Nancy Olivares, Charity Olivarez,
Roy Ozmore, Jonathan Peaden,
Elucian Pineda, Esteban Pineda,
Erica Pope, Erick Raulerson, Jen-
nifer Riley, Christopher Robinson,
Sylvia Robinson, Jessica Roby,
Lacy Rock, Amanda Rodriguez,
Megan Rodriguez, Cesar Romero,
Barbara Santacruz, Scott
Schoonover, Amanda Schrock,
Tahni Sheffield, Nikita Shipp,
Sonya Smith, Cathrine Spangler,
Carson, Storey, Christopher
Suarez, Anthony Summerford,
Juan Tagle, Kyle Tate, Jordan
Terry, Shane Thomas, Nicholas
Thompson, Neivys Trimino-
Ochoa, Maria Vargas, Jessica
Vuleta, Amber Wagoner, Kayla
Walters, Jamie Werk, Amanda
White, Lynsey Wright and Miguel
Zamora.
12th grade: Steven Allen,
Pedro Alvarez, Jose Arellano,


Brian Arnold, Phillip Arnold, Jesus
Ayala, Erika Boone, Amy Bray-
bon, Tequesta Brifil, Wilner Brifil,
Ryan Butler, Summer Carnahan,
Jeffery Carter, Leeth Clements,
Jeffrey Coker, Ernesto Contreras,
Lisa Coyne, Peter Davis, Justin
Domer, Bryon Fortun, Ashley Gar-
cia, Norma Guerrero, Andrew
Hall, Michael Hanley, Crystal Har-
ris, Tiffany Harrison, Chardae
Jarvis, Kyle Jenkins, Cristoval
Jimenez, Maria Jimenez, Appolo-
nia Jones, Amy Kinser, Johanna
Klingler, Abigail Loredo, Sean
McCann, Jared Mobley, Davisha
Moore, Don Moore, Heather
Needham, Wilfrido Palacios, Fal-
gu'ni Patel, Brian Prescott, Alan
Pringle, Krystal Rathbun, John
Renfranz, Elizabeth Rodriguez,
Randi Rowland, Peritz Samuels,
Hugo Sanchez, Regla Santacruz,
Derek Shembarger, Kerry Simms,
Toni Spivey, Stanley Taylor, Rachel
Walpole, Adam Ward, Justin
White and Roman Yanez.


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Exercise your right to free speech. Speak out is a free 24-hour
opinion line. Call and express your opinion or ask question
about public issues. You are not required to leave your name.
While we want you to speak out freely, the newspaper reserves
the right to edit calls for clarity, brevity, relevance and fairness.
To speak out call (863)467-2033, fax (863)763-5901 or e-mail:
okeenews@newszap.com. You can also mail submissions to
Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
Don't Throw Stones
"This is in response to someone calling these young adults
and their children garbage. When did God give you the right to
judge these children, who have made some wrong choices in
their lives? To be completely honest, I can't remember ever being
able to walk the streets in our neighborhood and it's not because
of these children. It's because of hypocrites like you that allow
their dogs to roam free and you feel that's all right. Before you
throw stones at others, make sure your backyard is cleaned up.
What happened to innocent until proven guilty in a court of
law?"

Trash
"I fish the Kissimmee River several times a week, and the
trash left along the banks where people fish is a disgrace. It gets
worse every year. Why does the Corps of Engineers allow access
to these places if the people using it are going to turn it in to a
dumping station? Can you imagine how our lake would look if
all the boaters would throw all their trash in the lake? Bank fish-
ing persons, clean up the bank or lose the privilege."

Golf Carts
"I am interested in this answer. I know children are supposed
to be buckled up in the back seat of the automobile while you
are driving for the safety of the child. But I was wondering about
a mother who goes for a ride at different times of the day, every
day, on a golf cart with her child." (Editor's Note: Thanks for call-
ing. We can't remember ever seeing a golf cart with seat belts. If
you're wanting an answer as to the legality of operating a golf
cart on the roadway, that's difficult to do because the statute is
quite lengthy and contains examples of when it is legal as well
as examples of when it is illegal.)

Thanks
"I would like to thank Raulerson Hospital. I was in there
recently as a patient and especially to Sarah in Environmental
Services. She was always cheerful and bubbly in the mornings
and it made my day. And to the other employees there that took
the time to talk when they were trying to lift my spirits, I really
appreciated it. Thank you Raulerson Hospital."

What Does it Mean?
"You may have addressed this before, but in the article about
the sludge. This property owner called Tir na n 'Og. What the
heck does that mean? I have read it before and want to know if it
is a different language or what." (Editor's Note: Thanks for call-
ing. We called the ranch and were told that Tir na n 'Og is Gaelic
and means Land of Youth. And in Irish mythology it refers to: a
green place over the western sea.)




Community Events

Church to host guest speakers
Resurrection Life Church, 1803 S.W. Third Ave., invites the
women of Okeechobee to attend a women' breakfast tea with
guest speaker Dr. Leslie McNulty. The topic will be "The Woman
Believer". Admission is free. However, it is neoessarN to call and
reserve seating, since attendance is by reservation only. Call the
church office at (863) 763-7770 for reservations. This meeting
will be held on Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Their
will also be a meeting for the men on April 16. It will start at 6
pm., and will be facilitated by guest minister Dr. Kevin McNulty.

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.





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Looking Back ...
After working in the sawmill in Tanti, Florida, in 1914, Wes Raulerson opened this sawmill in Okeechobee in 1915. Do
you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citizens to share with our readers? Bring them by
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Upcoming Events

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
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 meeting
is open to anyone interested in tracing their ancestry. The annual mem-
bership 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 sup-
port 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 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 meets 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 cars 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
Hospital, 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.

Thursday
Diabetes Support Group meets at 2 p.m. in the Raulerson Hospital,
1796 U.S. 441 N., in the cafeteria. For information, contact Wanda Hass
at (863) 824-2780.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Cen-
sus, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index
and military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510
or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center located at
412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 p.m.
at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is $6.20
plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For infor-
mation, call Bonnie Kinchen at (863) 467-7100.
Travlin' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good Sams
meet on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on Thurs-
days. Call Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-0984, for the
next camping site.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for
information.


Community Events


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

Big Lake Genealogy Society to meet
The Big Lake Genealogy Society will meet Tuesday, April 12,
at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W 16th St., at
7 p.m. Anyone interested in tracing his/her family history is
encouraged to attend. Membership is $15 annually. Visitors are
welcome. For information, call (863) 467-2036.

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 infor-
mation, 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 Coun-
ty 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
Thursday, 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., Rauler-
son Hospital's chief clinical 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. 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.

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

Sorority offers scholarship
Beta Sigma Phi scholarship applications are now available
at local schools, the public library, Indian River Community
College and HRS. The scholarship is open to women who wish
to enhance their career opportunities through further training
or education and need financial assistance to reach this goal.
* Applicants must already have their high school diploma or
G.E.D. Applicants may not be Beta Sigma Phi members. The
deadline for returning applications is April 15.







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Seminole Elementary is planning Family Fun Night


Seminole Elementary School's
Family Fun Night will be held on
Friday, April 15, from 6 until 8 p.m.
There will be plenty of fun,
games, and entertainment for the
entire family. Sno-cones,
popcorn, hot-
dogs, hamburg-
ers, fresh corn-
on the-cob, and
nachos are just
a few of the
refreshments that
will be available. All pro-
ceeds from the Family Fun Night
will be used to purchase new
classroom globes and maps. We
hope to see you there.
Kindergarten registration is
scheduled for Wednesday, April
20. If you have a child that will be
starting school next year, please
call the school office to schedule
an appointment. There will be a
SAC meeting on Tuesday, April 19,
in Seminole's media center at 4
p.m. The public is welcome to
attend. Kindergarten through sec-
ond grade students will be swim-
ming this month during their PE
time at the County Sports Com-
plex.

Third Grade
Third grade would like to con-
gratulate the Students of the
Week for the week of March 21
and April 4. They are: Nancy Vil-
lanueva and Luis Garcia from Mrs.
Padgett's class, Julio Olvera and
Fernando Gonzalez from Ms. Mar-
tin's class, Jose Santibanez and
Rudi Saenz from Mrs. Coldiron's
class, Austin Ochoa and Danny
Bohannon from Mrs. McCranie's
class, Felipe Soto and Tyler Whirls
from Mrs. Smith's class, and Julie
Sharpe and Jose Roman from
Mrs. Lowe's class. We are so
proud of these students and their
work ethic. They always give 100
percent. The students who
learned their multiplication facts
got to enjoy an ice cream sundae
party with the principal on
Wednesday afternoon. They had
a wonderful time being rewarded
for their efforts. Remember par-
ents, keep practicing the facts so
your child will be prepared for
fourth grade math. Also, third
grade has a field trip coming up
on April 27 to the Dolly Hand The-
ater in Belle Glade to see a per-
formance of Jack and the
Beanstalk. We will be looking for
chaperones so please see if you
will be able to free up that day and
go with us. We would love to
have you.

Fourth Grade
Fourth graders are busy as
bees during this time of the year.
We are preparing for the Tropi-
cana Speech contest that is com-
ing up very soon. Parents, please
help your child practice their
speeches in front of a small audi-
ence. A good way to practice is to
have them stand in front of the
mirror to see the expressions they
are giving. Also, have your child
say the speech in front of you
while you are timing them. The
speeches are to be between 2-3
minutes in length.
Mrs. Tomlinson's class is work-
ing like crazy in their writing. We
are re-writing fairy tales into our
play versions. The process is tak-
ing quite a while, but many great


original ideas are coming out of it.
Also, we are continuing to work
on sprucing up our narrative and
expository writings. Just because
FCAT is over, doesn't mean we
put our writing skills away. Keep
working on "juicy" details. In
math, we are working on multipli-
cation, multiplication, and multi-
plication. The skills we are prac-
ticing on now are more difficult
with multiple steps involved. This
work will of course help prepare
your child for fifth grade.
Seminole Elementary is proud
to announce the following
awards for the Third Nine-Week'
grading period:
Seminole Citizenship Awards:
First Grade Marcelo Baltazar,
Justin Boyd, Jeremy Butzin, West
Cannon, Jessica Cason, Kelli
Chapman, Emily Crews, Wyatt
Deihl, Estevan Diaz, Genaro Gar-
cia, Juriria Garcia, Lillian Geary,
Shelby Goggans, Ashlee Gopher,
Chastity Harmon, Kayla Hood,
Carolanne Hunt, Harley Johns,
Francisco Mandujano, Margarita
Mares, Lisette Medrano, Israel
Olvera, Maria Olvera, Donovan
Osceola, Francisco Pinon, Devon
Sage, Karina Salcedo, Julisa
SSanchez, Adrionna Sheffield and
Amber Town.
Second Grade Rachel Alejan-
dro, Raymond Brown, Elizabeth
Bunnell, Ashton Clark, Larissa
Cortez, Elizabeth Diaz, Omar
Gazga, Concepcion Gomez,
Lewis Gopher, Toby Gopher,
Teddy Grossman, Jose Lucero,
Laura Mataushek, Steve
Mataushek, Britney Padgett,
Rachel Peterson, Ashley Ploof,
Kristal Richbourg, Daniel
Rodriguez, Maria Ruiz, Mindy
Ruiz, Christopher Samuel, Bran-
don Shockley, Rayven Smith,
Matthew Starr, Cody Thomas,
Layton Thomas, Sandra Trejo,
Yolanda Vasquez and Latayshia.
Williams.
Third Grade Marcus Aguirre,
Fredi Albarran, Joana Albarran,
Rosa Borja, Amanda Bunnell,
Crystal Chapa, Rafe Fisher, Shian-
nah Frank, Jorge Gallegos, Luis


Garcia, Crystal Garza, Kirsten
Ham, Veronica Ingram, Danielle
Johnston, Christian Metz, Miriam
Mojica, Shannoah Perez, Karla
Ramirez, Michael Raulerson,
Wyatt Raulerson, Lucas Richey,
Raina Robinson, Sylvia Saenz,
Antwonette Scott, Daniel Serrano,
Brent Smith, Shellia Steins, Daniel
Trejo and Nancy Villanueva.
Fourth Grade Tyler Barber,
Brittney Brumley, Cervando Car-
dozo, Maria Cortez, Brandi Cren-
shaw, Monica Gomez, Heather
Harned, Monica Hernandez,
Jesus Jaimes, Amanda Kennedy,
Bettsy Lucero, John Alan Mericle,
Meagan Olgesby, Marisol Olvera,
Esteban Rodriguez, Diana
Roman, Selena Rubio, Leonel
Ruiz, Kathy Simmons, Dakota Ull-
man and Sergio Vargas.
Fifth Grade Kayla Aleman,
William Childers, Kiesha Cleckley,
Josh Clemons, Tyler Crenshaw,
Cody Cummings, Kelsie Driscoll,
Wesley Holden, Michael Johnson,
Jesus Macedo, Kayla Martinez,
Leanne McClure, Amy McDavid,
Megan Padgett, Chelsea Pittman,
Alma Quiroz, Isai Quiroz, Keleth
Sheltra, Anna Warren and Krystin
Young.
Scout Effort Awards:
First Grade Clayton Arnold,
Yareli Baltazar, Jamie Crews,
Angelica Eriza-Medrano, Gerardo
Garcia, Allison Gopher, Ashlyn
Griffith, James Kennedy, Brydgett
Koontz, Spawn Loudermilk,
Guadalupe Medrano, Daniela
Mojica, Keyanna Nelson, C.W.
Ortiz, Trista Osceola, Jacqueline
Phares, Stephanie Plemons, Ter-
rance Pryor, Brandon Rucks,
Katty Runyon, Oreste Salazar,
Lanie Sedatol, Sarah Shepherd,
Bethany Shirey, Jerry Smith,
Hunter Smythe and Anna Torres.
Second Grade Israel Ascen-
cio, Matthew Bacher, Alyssia
Boldin, Joseph Brown, Walter
Cabrera, Cheyenne Deel, Ricardo
Garza, Ailyn Garcia, Sean Harned,
Alejandro Jaimes, Anthony Johns,
Sevda Krayeva, Elisa Maldonado,
Laura Mataushek, Leticia Moran,


Michael Nicoll, Celia Palacios,
Shayla Pendry, Ricardo Perez,
Kristal Richbourg, Adams Sim-
mons, Shane Stamper and Crist-
ian Torres
Third Grade Cheyenne
Arnold, Danny Bohannon, Taylor
Boyett, Dalton Collins, Crystal
Garza, Nathan Gibson, Fernando
Gonzales, Destiny Hughes, Juan
Medina, Layne Nelson, Eduardo
Nunez, Austin Ochoa, Julio
Olvera, Delaney Osceola, Lexus
Parker, Oscar Pelayo, Dario Perez,
Karla Ramirez, Eidrit Renteria,
Thaddnesha Roberts, Jose
Roman, Maurico Ruiz, Tyler Rush,
Rudi Saenz, Jose Santibanez, Julie
Sharpe, Randy Shore, Ronald
Thomas, Codi Town, Donnie
Wiggins and Lakendra Williams.
Fourth Grade -Jamie Arm-
strong, Cheyenne Baily,
Jose Berrospe, Chris Boney,
Stacy Chambers, Mason Craig,
Justin Gainer, Alex Gaitan, Veroni-
ca Garcia, Reyes Gonzalez,
Susana Gonzalez, Rolando
Gutierrez, Katlyn Haymond, Bran-
don Hudson, Vanesa Huerta, Bre-
ana Hull, John Alan Mericle, Shel-
by Padgett, Brannon Raulerson,
Brandon Rubens, Maria Ruiz,
Bobby Tarsek, Savannah Tread-
way, Ana Trejo and Alan White.
Fifth Grade Kayla Aleman,
Franklin Brown, Jessica Brumley,
Margarito Caballero, Kyle
Clemens, Mike Corwin, Levi Cros-
by, Kelsie Driscoll, Mark Falken-
berg, Samantha Flecha, Nathon
Gopher, Marie Howard, Gregory
Lovell, Beatriz Marquez, Amber
Mohney, Reynaldo Nieto, Isai
Quiroz, McGyver Reyes, Alicen
Sheehey, William Shepherd and
Ashley Wester.
Merit Honor Roll Awards:
Third Grade Kiylier Baker,
Autumn Blevins, Jamie Bruner,
Amanda Bunnell, Dylan Chalfant,
Ashli Clemons, Dalton Collins,
Brian Delapaz, Cody Dunn, Jose
Duran, Cody Griffith, Maritza Her-
nandez, Christopher Martinez,
Roman Mattson, Miriam Mojica,
Hayley Palmisano, Lucas Richey,
Tyler Russell, Saiti Sawka, Randy


Courtesy photo/Teresa Chandler/Big Lake National Bank
Riding around
Despite the weather, the children enjoyed riding around from tent to tent participating in
the many activities Waterfest set up for our younger crowd.


Shore, Felipe Soto, Shellia Steins,
Ivettee Vega and Kaitlyn Wilson.
Fourth Grade Claresha Blair,
Jesus Jaimes, Jose Loredo, Shelby
Padgett, Maria Ruiz and Savannah
Treadway.
Fifth Grade Kayla Aleman,
William Childers, Joshua
Clemons, Samantha Flecha,
Justin Nelson, Chelsea Pittman,
Carlos Santibanez and Krystin
young.
Teacher Honor Roll Awards:
Third Grade Fredi Albarran,
Odon Benitez, Pete Cervantes,
Shiannah Frank, Jorge Gallegos,
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Community Events
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, "Yel-
low Raft, Blue Water" Michael Dorris; and Thursday, June 23,
"Before Women Had Wings" Connie Fowler. If you have questions
or would like more information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.
Gospel sing celebration planned
Cowboys for Christ will be having a gospel sing on April 21 with
Mery Lanier as Celebration, at the Basinger Civic Center on U.S. 98 N.
The evening will start with a pot luck dinner at 6 p.m. Everyone is
asked to bring a covered dish. The gospel sing will start at 7 p.m. For
information call Doyle McDuffie at (863) 763-2285, or Kim Davis at
(863) 467-2855.
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
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.
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
Monday 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
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 packages to 20 service-
men 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 infor-
mation, contact Chairperson Myra White at (863) 357-2975.
Children's council seeks volunteers
The Children's Services Council of Okeechobee is in need of a few
fine people to submit an application to the Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners to be a part of the council. Gover-
nor Jeb Bush makes the final appointments with terms of two or four
years. The council meets monthly to discuss programs and needs of
the children in the community. Once a year, agencies request funds
through a grant process. Each council member "adopts" an agency
or two as their own and monitors the programs' services that they
provide to our children. Those interested in completing an applica-
tion should contact Cathleen Blair, executive director at (863) 462-
4000, ext. 255
Red Cross seeks DAT volunteers
The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to be part of
their Disaster Action Team (DAT). The DAT is made up of a group of
trained volunteers who respond to local disasters such as structure
fires, floods, etc. If you would like to give of your time and talents to
help local citizens in a time of disaster, please contact Andy or Can-
dace at the American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch by calling
(863) 763-2488.
Food pantry reopens
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 312 N. Parrott
Ave., is open again. It is located in the back parking lot of the church.
The temporary gray box is stocked and ready for anyone who needs
food. All you need is an I.D. The hours of operation are Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon.
My Aunt' House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for two
to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Monday
through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also
looking for a volunteer to become the director and a board member
of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate well with
the public and should be able to seek support from city and county
officials, business executives and other organizations. Work days and
hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for information.
Chamber sponsors concerts
Brenda O'Connor, executive director of the Okeechobee Cham-
ber of Commerce, has announced that the Chamber, in conjunction
with Morgan Renee Entertainment, are finalizing plans for a concert
series to be staged at the Chamber's Cinco de Mayo celebration and
during Labor Day weekend festivities. Information on the bands and
artists will be announced at a later date. To volunteer your help at any
of these events, call the Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. ,


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PGA National Champ course Yea and Nay


By Daniel Shube
. I recently had a chance to return
to play the Champ course at PGA
National Resort & Spa in Palm
Beach Gardens. This is the premier
course at the resort, not that the
Haig, General Squire and Estate
courses are bad they are all fine lay-
outs. However, The Champ has
hosted its share of Tour events,
such as the PGA Championship
(1987), the PGA Senior Champi-
onship (1982 2000) and even the
Ryder Cup (1983).
Tom and George Fazio originally
designed the Champ, which
opened in 1981. The redesign in
1990 by Jack Nicklaus xwas fol-
lowed by another update by the
Nicklaus team in 2002. If you are
looking to play a course that is
tough enough to frustrate the pros,
but still a resort course that anyone
can play (from the appropriate
tees) this course is a good bet.
Another plus is the forecaddie
program that is offered at the
Champ. For those of you that are
not familiar with playing with a
forecaddie:
A forecaddie is a caddie who
doesn't carry your clubs. Caddies


Fairways and
Highways
by Daniel Shube


are (in most cases) assigned to an
individual player. A forecaddie will
accompany a group of players, but
without carrying clubs for any of
them.
The forecaddie's job is to keep
the group moving by keeping track
of all balls in play and letting each
.player in the group know where his
or her ball is. For example, one
player in the group hits his ball into
high rough.
The forecaddie will hurry
ahead to search for the ball, and
point it out to the player so that play
continues without delay.


The forecaddie assigned to
my group, John, did a great job
helping to find misdirected shots.
He also provided accurate dis-
tances and helped read the greens.
This made for a great round for our
group.
The course was in excellent
condition. The greens were fast
and true. Plenty of water through-
out, with waterfowl and a few
gators for good measure. The fin-
ishing holes, #15, #16, and #17,
are known as the "Bear Trap," as
the Golden Bear made them into a
true test, even for the professional.
A pet peeve of mine, the work of
the course rangers, proved to be
the only negative during my outing
at the Champ. A good ranger can
make or break the enjoyment for
your group. If the foursomes ahead
are taking multiple mulligans or
spending too much time searching
for errant balls, the ranger needs to
move them along. On this day, we
experienced the opposite problem.
On this difficult course, with cart
path only in effect, our group was
running three or four minutes
behind the normal pace as we
were on our sixth hole. We had not


held up the group behind us and
the group ahead was in sight. The
ranger asked us to pick up the
pace. Two holes later, we were
now five minutes behind, still not
holding anyone up, and moving
along well considering all the walk-
ing we were doing, and the ranger
had more to say about the slow
play. I explained that we cannot see
the group behind us and the group
ahead is only one hole ahead. The
ranger explained he was con-
cerned about us holding things up
at the turn (we started oh ten and
we heading back to one). When
we got to one, low and behold,
there was not a single golfer in
sight. Rangers like this one need to
find another job!
In any event, I reported this
poor part of my experience to
management. Things like this hap-
pen, and they can only make cor-
rections, if you tell them.
So, if you want to play where
the pros have played, and enjoy
the benefits of a forecaddie, give
the Champ at PGA National a try.
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Cheerleading holds
mandatory meeting
There will be a mandatory par-
ent/student meeting of all fifth,
sixth and seventh grade girls inter-
ested 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. Thursday, 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 information contact Barbara
Stokes at 634-9174.
Links tourney aids
local 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.
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.
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shotgun start.
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$180 per team. This includes the
round of golf, a cart, lunch and
prizes.
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Yearling Middle School


students tour D.C. and Va.


By Quenten Pritchard

History
Department YMS
Yearling Middle School's trip
to Washington, D.C. and
Williamsburg, Va. started on
Monday, March 28, and ended
early Friday morning on April 1.
The trip consisted of 54 partici-
pants 43 students and 11 adults.
The cost of the trip was $703 for
students for a 4 day/3 night stay
in Washington and Williams-
burg.
We held a number of
fundraisers throughout the year
to make the trip more afford-
able, including selling Christmas
wreaths, holding dances, and
having Celebrity Dinners at Gold-
en Corral. During our visit to D.C.
we toured Arlington National
Cemetery, several Smithsonian
museums, the National Cathe-
dral, Ford's Theater, Mt. Vernon
and more.
We also stopped at several
memorials (Lincoln, Vietnam
War, Korean War, etc), the White
House, the U.S. Capitol, and the
U.S. Supreme Court. During the
other half of tour we went on
study trips to Jamestown (first
permanent English settlement in
U.S.) and Colonial Williams-
burg, including a nighttime
ghost tour in Williamsburg.
We want to thank all of those
who helped us go including Ms.
Deborah Hall at Golden Corral.
We would also like to thank all
of our parents/guardians for giv-
ing their students this great edu-
cational opportunity, particularly
those that went along Michelle
Akins, Lori Berger, Eddie Cruz,
Nancy Fulford, Phoebe Rauler-
son. Lastly we would like to
thank the students for being
such a great group you made us
proud.


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visited his grave. during our trip to Williamsburg, Va.


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10 AGRICULTURE


Study shows double digit increases for most farmland values


By Chuck Woods
GAINESVILLE The value of
agricultural land continued to
increase in all areas
of the state last year, buoyed by
a population boom and strong
nonagricultural demand for land,
according to a new University of
Florida (UF) survey.
"Following recent trends, the
market for agricultural land was
very active this past year, and the
rate of increase in land values was
particularly high in the southern
regions of the state," said John
Reynolds, a professor emeritus
with UF's Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences. "In most
land-value categories, we recorded
double-digit increases.
He said the most prominent
changes occurred in South Florida
where the value of cropland
increased by 58 percent and pas-
tureland values jumped by 76 per-
cent. The largest increases were in
the Indian River area, Okeechobee
County and the Gulf Coast coun-
ties.
,Cropland and pastureland in
other regions also experienced
substantial increases: 19 to 25 per-
cent in the central region of the
state, 10 to 19'percent in the north-
west region and 9 to 15 percent in
the northeast region.
Although citrus groves did not
increase in value as much as crop-
land and pasture, the value of
orange groves in the south region
increased by 10 percent and 12
percent in the central region. The
value of grapefruit groves
increased 34 percent in the south.
region and 15 percent in the central
region. The value of land with 5- to
7-year-old citrus plantings
increased about 9 percent in the
south and central regions.
.The average value of orange
groves in the south region was
$6,540 per acre, about $130 per
acre higher than in the central
region. The estimated value of
grapefruit groves increased to
$5,264 per acre in the south region,
about $746 per acre higher than in
the central region. The average
value of land with 5- to 7-year-old
citrus groves was $5,920 per acre in
the south region, about $580 per
acre higher than in the central
region.
Reynolds' 2004 land value sur-


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it will hold a sign-up for enroll-
ment in the Forest Land
Enhancement Program (FLEP)
from April 4 through June 13.
This program, authorized
under the 2002 Farm Bill, is
available to non-industrial pri-
vate forest landowners on a 75-
25 cost share basis. Eligible
practices include, but are not
limited to: site preparation, tree
planting, and prescribed burn-
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own at least 10 acres but no
more that 10,000 acres of land
who have a multiple-resource
practice plan will be eligible to
receive funding assistance
under FLEP. A maximum of
$10,000 will be available for,
each qualifying landowner over
the life of the Program as reim-
bursement for incurred expens-
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Almost half of the state's 14
million acres of forestland is
owned by private non-industrial
forest landowners. According to
national, regional and statewide
landowner surveys, most forest
landowners don't have a man-
agement plan for their property.
The state's allocation under the
program will be used for imple-
mentation of forest practices
prescribed in existing or newly
developed management plans.
Landowners can obtain applica,
tion forms from their local Divi-
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other cooperating agencies. The
Division of Forestry's foresters
will provide technical assistance
to landowners and will be the


Courtesy photo/UF/IFAS by Josh Wickham
John Reynolds, a professor emeritus with the University of
Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, initiat-
ed his annual agricultural land values survey in 1985. He
says a population boom and strong nonagricultural demand
for land continues to push land values higher every year.


vey, which measures changes over
the past year, divides the state into
five regions: south, southeast, cen-
tral, northeast and northwest.
Because of the impact urbaniza-
tion has on agricultural land values,
Reynolds collects data for the
southeast region, including Miami-
Dade, Broward and Palm Beach
counties. .
He also measures the value of
transition land acreage being con-
verted or likely to be converted to
nonagricultural sites for homes,
subdivisions and commercial uses.
Counties were divided into metro-
politan and non-metropolitan
counties, and transition land values
were estimated for each region.
The value of transition land
within five miles of a major town in
metropolitan counties increased
by 7 to 13 percent in northern


regions of the state and by 6 to 52
percent in southern regions. In dol-
lar amounts, the value of transition
land in metro counties ranged
from $14,082 to $24,983 per acre,
except in the southeast region of
the state where transition land val-
ues were $62,500 per acre.
The value of transition land
more than five miles from a major
town in metro counties ranged
from $7,950 to $14,352 per acre,
except in the southeast where the
value was $36,250 per acre.
In non-metro counties, the
value of transition land within five
miles of a major town ranged from
$4,793 to $6,778 per acre. Transi-
tion land more than five miles from
a major town ranged from $3,921
to $5,446 per acre.
For the 2004 study, six counties
were reclassified. Reynolds said the


local contact person for partici-
pating landowners. For informa-
tion,, contact Ruthie Cole, Pro-
grams Manager, in Tallahassee
at (850) 414-9912, your local
County Forester, or visit www.fl-
dof.com.


changes in the northwest includee
moving Jefferson and Wakulla
counties into the Tallahassee met-
ropolitan statistical area (MSA),
which is a federal designation for
urban or urbanizing areas. In the
northeast region, Gilchrist County
was moved into the Gainesville
MSA, and Flagler County was
removed from adjacent MSA coun-
ties. In the southern region, Indian
River County was designated as the
Vero Beach MSA.
"It is important to emphasize
that the value of a specific tract of
land may vary substantially from
the survey estimates because of
the physical characteristics of the
tract, its location and the economic
or institutional factors that restrict
its use," Reynolds said. "The survey
measured land values up to May
2004, and it does not include any
changes in land values that may
have occurred after last year's hur-
ricane season."
The 2004 Florida Agricultural
Land Value Survey also shows:
Last year, the value of crop-
land and pastureland in the south
region increased from $1,100 to
$1,400 per acre. The value of
improved pasture was higher in
the central region than in other
regions. The lowest agricultural
land values were reported in the
northwest region, ranging from
$1,450 per acre for unimproved
pasture to $2,193 per acre for irri-
gated cropland.
The value of irrigated crop-
land was $3,901 per acre in the
south region, $3,709 in the central
region, and $3,428 in the northeast
region. The value of non-irrigated
cropland was $3,237 in the central
region, $2,657 in the northeast
region and $1,983 in the northwest
region.
.* The value of improved pas-
ture ranged from $3,608 per acre in
the central region to $1,783 per
acre in the northwest region. The
value of unimproved pasture
ranged from $2,605 per acre in the
south region to $1,451 in the north-
west region.
The value of farm woods
increased by 18 percent in the
northwest region of the state and
by 16 percent in the northeast
region.
Survey respondents were asked
if they expect agricultural land val-
ues to be higher, lower or remain


unchanged during the next 12
months. Eighty-five percent of the
respondents in northern areas and
67 percent of the respondents in
south region expect land values to
increase during the next year. Only
2 percent expect lower land values
during the next 12 months.
Respondents in the southeast
region said that they expect land
values to increase by 30 percent,
primarily because of strong urban
demands.
The annual food and resource
economics department survey,
which Reynolds started in 1985,
was compiled from information


provided by 190 respondents from
around the state. Respondents
included property appraisers, farm
lenders, real estate brokers, farm
managers, land investors, federal
farm-assistance and conservation
staff, UF/IFAS extension agents,
and others who develop and main-
tain information about rural land
values.
More details on the survey,
"Nonagricultural Demand Causes
Agricultural Land Values to
Increase" (FE 545), are available
on the UF/IF AS Electronic Data
Information Source (ED IS) Web
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$ GET PAID TO SHOP!$
Mystery Shoppers needed
immediately in your local
area, as seen on TV.
Make $, flexible hours,
complete training. Intemet
access required.
Call 800-736-5572.

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


$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


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





Positions Currently Available Include:
W'el.lirng Fabncator Water Wll Prilfer
Jlu Shop Helper Pump/Water Treatment 'Tech
401-K. Earn Up To $36,000 Plus Benefits. We Are A
Drug Free Workplace And Are Asking That Only
Experienced Applicants Apply. A CDL Class B Minimum
Is Required For The Water Well Drilling Position.
Apply In Person At:
One-Stop Career Center 207 S.W. Park
Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972
No Phone Call Please

HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE WORKER
Knowledge and ability to perform routine roadway
maintenance practices and procedures. Skill and ability
in the safe operation of motor vehicles and other mech-
anized equipment.
This position requires a valid State of Florida "Class B",
Commercial Drivers License with an air brakes en-
dorsement
SALARY: $742.50 Bi-Weekly
Applications must be submitted electronically thru Peo
pie First at https://jobs.myflorida.com/index.html of
call the People First Service Center for assistance at 1-
877-562-7287.
Applications must be submitted no later than Mon-
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.



RECRUITING
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Full time
Successful candidate should possess |
the following skills: Handle multiple
priorities, Proficient computer skills,
Excellent organizational and
documentation skills, able to work in
team environment, Strong customer
service orientation, Attention to detail, A
Bilingual, English/Spanish is a plus.
Apply in person at:
269 NW 9th Street
or Fax resume to:
863-763-7874


Has an opening for:
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR.
Applicant must have: one (1) year prior
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/D/V


General Office Duties, need HELPER Needed For install-
experience in Excel and ing Hurricane Shutters.
Word. Fax resume to 863- $10 hr to start, will train
763-6337. Call 863-467-4442 6-9p


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

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

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


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


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


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


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

Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


HEAVY
EQUIPMENT
OPERATOR
TRAINING FOR
EMPLOYMENT




Bulldozers, Backhoes
Loaders, Dump Trucks
Graders, Scrapers
Excavators
Next Class: May 9th
National Certification
Financial Assistance
Job Placement
800-383-7364
Associated Training Services
wwwatsn-schools.com


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.


NEW COMPANY in area
looking for hard working
qualified drivers. Must
be experienced and have
a class A license.
Work 51/2 days & earn
$650 $850 per week.
benefits. Permanent work
with a variety of loads.
Call (863)763-6606.

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.


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OKEECHOBEE COUNTRY CLUB
RESTAURANT HELP NEEDED
(Part Time)
Must be mature. Must be Flexiable
with hours & days available to work,
including weekends. r
Call Karen @ "
357-1880 after 10am '


WANTED
Dump Truck Drivers,
Equip. Operators,
Pipe Layers,
Foreman's and Laborers
for Road, Earth and Utility work
in local areas.
Competitive Wages & Benefits.
Please call 772-260-6657.


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SERVICE WRITER Exp or
Mechanical back ground.
Caieei 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



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.comr/
classfl.html or
piailto: 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
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classfl.html or
mailto: classad@newszap.com



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Business
Opportunities 305
Money tenders .,10
Tax Prepaiation 315




NOTICE
Independent Newspapers
will never knowingly ac-
cept any advertisement
that is illegal or consid-
ered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable
value, such as promises
of guaranteed income
from work-at-home pro-
grams if it sounds too
good to be true, chances
are that it is. If you have
questions or doubts
about any ad on these
pages, we advise that be-
fore responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at 772-
878-010 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


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for Mobile Homes. Call
Now! Bob 357-3141



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



7-
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 5'"5
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets 'Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
CoinsStamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer, Video 580
Crafts Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics595
Fireplace F;xture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 6C10
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps 'Lights 640
Luggage 6-145
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
Tos & Games 730
'VCLR 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.
How do you find a job in to-
day's competitive mar-
ket? In the employment
section of the classi-
fieds.
One man's trash is another
man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classi-
fieds.


INDIAN LANCE Rare, From
the Plains Indian. Museum
quality. $2500. (863)763-
0072.


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

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, Frigidaire,
Side By Side w/3rd door.
Works really good. $125
neg. (863)675-2440
REFRIGERATOR W/ICE
SMAKER- good condition,
$75. (863)357-3105.

Refrigerator, Commercial,
8x79x32, 3 dr, see thru,
$500 neg. You Haul. 863-
763-6257/763-0818.
STOVE, GE, Electric, All
works well. $100 or best
offer. (863)675-2440

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



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.o .;2,
teal blue, UV protected,
$50. (863)674-1695.
Children's

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. 7V2, Must see.
$175. (863)634-0387
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, S200. (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 w/Formica
Top and COMPUTER
CHAIR, $50 for both, will
sep. (863)763-1059
Coffee Table, 2 end tables
& sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $300/
all. (863)674-0467.
COUCH & LOVESEAT, Bas-
set, Floral design. $150 for
both. (863)467-0924

Dining Room Set, oak table,
2 leafs, 6 chairs, matching
hutch, solid wood, $500.
(863)634-6586
DINING ROOM SET, Pecan
Finish, 6 Chairs, Table &
China. Hutch. $400
(863)357-1560
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)
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, ncld 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.



EXERCISE BIKE, $20.
(863)467-2132


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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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)Q7,5-4981
REGISTERED IJASO FINO
GELDING- 11 yrs, buck-
sskin color, smooth gait,
$2500 (863)447-2395.


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



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


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






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



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-Cplor, 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.
COCKATIELS (3)- nice, with
cage and stand, $100.
(863)357-3105.

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 V2 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.


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



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.


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.








Neck Pedal in good condi-
tion. Please call (863)763-
6230.

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


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


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


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos.
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
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,
1 ba, screen room, boat
lift, on water, Still Availa-
ble, (863)763-6886 or
(863)447-1093.



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



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



Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos'
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 101)20
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 PropertylO0O



BACK ON THE MARKET
2BR/2BA w/ln 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:
Apple C/Air, Carpet & Tile.
New heated pool.
Must see! $180,000.
863-467-7029


LABELLE V2 ACRE, with
beautiful river view. Re-
duced for quick sale.
$175,000 or best offer.
Build your dream home on


this prime location in La-
Belle, with a gorgeous
view of the Caloosahatchie
River & Waterfront Park.
Corner 4 lots on CR 78 &
Avalon Ave. reaching to
Magnolia Ave. Total ap-
prox. size 200' deep x
113.5' wide. $175,000.
863-517-0977.


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



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
www.jacobsonauction.com
AB 111 AU 237


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 201'15
Mobile Home Parts 201)
Mobile Homes Rent 21-
Mobile Homes Sale 2i'2-0



AWNING
4' wide 54" high
$65.
S(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

863-467-4555




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

863-417-4555




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 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3r.O
Sport Vehicles ATVse 3035


BOAT, 14', Aluminum w/'01
trailer & 5.5 hp, Johnson
0/B, Seats, Trolling motor.
$1200 (863)763-6069
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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TRI-HULL, 16 Ft., 70 hp
Evinrude. Lots of extra's.
$1300 or best offer.
(863)946-1728


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


FLEETWOOD '99, 21', Hy-
brid, A/C. Bunkbeds,
sleeps 7, Good Cond Ask-
ing $8500 863-467-2773
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.
STAINLESS STEEL PRO-
PELLER, for 40 50 hp.
Mercury motor, 101 x 12.
$125. (863)763-7609.


HONDA 124M '85, 3 Wheel-
er Runs $500. (863)357-
1960.

YAMAHA PW 80 '95,
Runs good, $500.
(863)357-1960.



Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 1015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4.5C
Foreign Cars 40)
Four Wheel Drive 10'?5
Heavy Duty Trucks 40lu
Parts Repairs 410-:
Pickup Trucks l150
Sport Utility 1055
Tractor Trailers -i.Oi
Utility Trailers 4(5Ii
Vans 00


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.
DODGE SHADOW '93, Con-
vertible. Good cond. Runs
good. New tires. $1400
neg. (863)946-1728




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, dcark
green, nice body, cold a/c,
minor work, $1500.
(863)763-1138
MAZDA 626, '00, V6, 50k
miles, leather, auto, alloys,
all power, $8100.
(863)314-0654




NISSAN STANZA 1985,
Crushed Valor Bucket Seats,
4 cyl., auto. $1500.
(561)358-6307


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.


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Two-Drawer Filing Cabinet
A terrific project for do-it-yourselfers who need a
place for all of those important papers that seem to
accumulate in every home, this filing cabinet project
makes a practical as well as handsome accessory for
the home office or den. Built mostly from oak lum-
ber and plywood, the project features all straight cuts
and detailed assembly diagrams. It measures 32
inches high by 19 inches wide by 21 inches deep.

2-Drawer Filing Cabinet plan (No. 705)... $9.95
3-Drawer Filing Cabinet plan (No. 727) .. $9.95
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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.





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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.





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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
TIRES & RIMS (5), brand
new Goodyear, from 2005
Jeep, P21575R15, $550,
863-763-1457
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
One man's trash is another
man's treasure. Turn
your trashto treasure
with an ad In the classl-
fieds.


Chevy C10 Stepslde, '67,
solid body, 350 eng., runs,
needs some work, $1000.
863-635-4357
CHEVY S10 '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
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

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



L OR
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER,
Conteninlal, Stone Shield
& Spare Tire Ramp. $850.
(561)358-6307

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.


OKEECHOBEE UTILITY
AUTHORITY
NOTICE OF 'INTENT
TO APPLY
The Okeechobee Utility Authority Is
applying for funding from the U.S.
Department of Agriculture, Rural
Utlities Service for the purpose of
conshucting an expansion of the
Treatment Plant; ex-
o ,,. oin effluent disposal sys-
tem; constructing a Blosollds Facil-
ity and expanding wastewater lines
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


GMC High Top Conversion
Van, '93, good motor &
trans, 5 new tires, will
trade for 3/4 ton Chevy or
GMC Pickup of equal val-
ue. (863)763-6083
MA/RMA 1 year
experience necessary.
Bilingual preferred.
Apply @
Florida Community
Health Centers
15858 S. W. Warfleld Blvd.,
Indiantown, FL
or fax resume to:
772-597-4194.
EOE/DFWP.
Love the earth Recycle
your used Items by sell-
ing them in the classi-
fleds.


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
Alternators/Switclies/Pump control assemblies
Miscellaneous pump appurtenances
Detailed specifications are available upon request from the office of the
Executive Director, at 100 SW. 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.
coated at Okeechobee Utillty 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


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Notice is hereby given that there will be a Public Hearing before the
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sons may appear and be heard Written comments niay be submitted at
the public hearing.
The proposed amendments to the Code of Ordinances may affect the use
of land, and may affect certain provisions of the following sections of Or-
dinance 96-1, Part II, Land Development Regulations:
Section 2.01, Land Use Categories, Section 2.03. Zoning Districts;
Section 2.04, Permitted and Prohibited Uses in Zoning Districts in-
cluding the creation of a new Planned Development district; Section
7.02, Including a proposed new heading of Lol Area, Coverage, De-
sign, Setbacks and Utilities; Section 703 Transportation Systems:
Section 7.08 Standards for Single Family Dwelling Units: Section
7.09, Miscellaneous Standards; Section 9.06, Design, Construction
and Location Standards (forsignas: S) i;., i ~ v I .,. ,; .f..,'
mance; and Section 11.04, Special E& : i'.,:' iT., "'' .. .1
menin cude aireiding the lists of pedritted an pernrssile uses in
certain zoning districts and amending various technical and design stan-
dards.
A copy of the proposed amendments are available for public inspection at
the Planning and Development Department. 499 NW 5th Avenue, Okee-
chobee, Florida each weekday, except holidays, between the hours of
8:00 a m. and 4'30 p.m.
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.
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ensure that a verbatim record .1i i. ,
record Includes the testimony ii 1- ... n .' ,
be based. Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of
backup for official records of the department.
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Community Events

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit organ-
ization, 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 absti-
nence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on
Tuesday and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held at 7 p.m. on Tues-
days. We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from the movie the-
atre. 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 pro-
gram of the Mental Health Association in Indian River County, a United
Way agency, announces that the Okeechobee Drop-In center, located at
1925 U.S. 441 S.E. which is next door to the driver's license office, has
experienced severe damages due to Hurricane Jeanne. While it will be
repaired, it is expected to take until the end of December. In the mean-
time, space is needed to accommodate 10 to 15 visitors on a daily basis.
One large room with bathroom facilities is desired. Please call the tempo-
rary MHA telephone in Vero Beach at (772) 559-4429, and ask for Genie;

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes at these loca-
tions: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as second
language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until noon,
adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.
until 8 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Seminole Reservation,
Brighton, Adults basic education/GED, Tuesday and Thursday from
4:30 until 6:30 p.m.; Church at Larson Dairy, S.R. 70 East, English as a
second language, Tuesday and Thursday, from 4 until 8 p.m.; One-Stop,
123 S.W. Park St., adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thurs-
day, from 7 a.m. until noon; El Centro Santa Fe, 115 S.W. Fifth Ave., Citi-
zenship class, Thursday, from 6:30 until 9 p.m.; Yearling Middle School,
925, N.W. 23 Lane, adult basic education/GED and English as a second
language classes, Monday through Thursday, from 6 until 9 p.m.; Ever-
glades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a second language
classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6 until 9 p.m.; and, Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, 701 S.W Sixth St., English as a second language, Tues-
day and Thursday from 7 until 9 p.m.


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Briefs

Head Start Project
accepting applications
Okeechobee I Center located
at 726 N.E. 16th Ave. is currently
accepting applications for
migrant children and children
with disabilities in our Head Start
Program. Our belief is that all chil-
dren can benefit from receiving
educational, Health and Social
Services which our program
offers. We serve children 6 weeks
to 5 years. To qualify the family
must have migrated in the past 24
months worked in agriculture and
primary income must come from
agriculture. We encourage fami-
lies of children with disabilities to
apply. For information, call (863)
467-0702 and ask for Sylvia, Ella,
or Page.
El Centro de Okeechobee I
locaizado en 726 NE 16th Ave.
esta aceptando aplicacions para
ninos de families migrants y
ninos incapacidados. En nustro
program nostros creemos que
los ninos se benefician en cuando
reciven services de education,
salud y services socials que nus-
tro program ofrece. Servimos
ninos de 6 semans a 5 anos. Para
cualificar la familiar deve de ver
salido del condado 0 estado en
los ulitimo 24 mess y trabajado en
agriculture. Con el ingreso de la
familiar de trabajo de agriculture.
Animamos que las families con
ninos incapacidados aplican. Para
mas information por favor de lUa-
mar al (863)467-0702 Y ablar con
Sylvia 0 Zila.
Redirection Center
needs more volunteers
Do you have a few hours to
spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do you
have a job skill that you would
like to teach others? Do you
belong to a civic organization or
religious organization and would
like to spread the word? If you
answered yes to any of these
questions, please contact Tom
Jones or Karin Aldridge at Okee-
chobee Redirection Center, (863)
357-5905. We are looking for vol-
upteers to work a few hours a
month with committed youth.
Need help paying for quality
child care?
Volunteers sought
for mediation program
If you have time on your hands
and want to work within the court
system try the mediation pro-
gram. The Nineteenth Judicial Cir-
cuit mediation program is looking
for volunteers that would like to
become a mediator for the courts.
All mediators are court appoint-
ed, trained and certified by the
Supreme Court of Florida. If you
would be interested in volunteer-
ing and want information on the
program, call Andrea Bemender-
fer at (561) 871-5305.
Children's ranch
plans yard sales
Every Thursday and Friday a
yard sale will he held at the Real
Life Children's Ranch, 7777 US.
441 S.E., from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m,
Items for sale include clothing,
furniture and baby items. For
information, call Rosie at (863)
763-4242.
Donations needed
for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is
seeking donations for their next
yard sale. Hospice welcomes all
clean useable items, and is cur-
rently seeking such items as baby
clothes, furniture, small appli-
ances, tools as well as golf and
fishing equipment. Call Hospice
at (863) 467-2321 for pick-up, or
deliver items to 411 S.E. Fourth St.
Entries wanted
for Realtors program
The Okeechobee County
Board of Realtors is accepting
entries for their monthly property
beautification awards program.
The property does not have to be
for sale and is open to residential
and commercial property
throughout the county. For infor-
mation or to obtain entry forms,
contact Dale Ann Watford, board
secretary, at (863) 634-7311 or
(863) 763-8222.


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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres 11l1.
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,


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7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
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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 III-
"Guess Who" (PG-13) Showtimes:
Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day 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-
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