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Vol. 96 No. 101


Monday, April 11, 2005


504 Plus tax


Brief
R.OA.D. is
meeting today
Recovering Okeechobee
After Disaster (R.O.A.D.) is hav-
ing a special meeting with the
county, Monday April 11, at 2
p.m., at the Alpha Professional
Center, 105 N.W Fifth St. Our
discussion will be developing a
long term plan. For informa-
tion, call (863) 634-1410 and
leave message.


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Library program: Children make piftatas


School board


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and students


Boating deaths
continue to rise
Florida's 2004 boating statis-
tics are out, and again they are
sobering.
The number of registered
boats in Florida soared to
982,907 in 2004, compared to
978,225 in 2003. Boating fatali-
ties jumped to 68 in 2004 from
64 in 2003. In fact, fatality num-
bers have increased slowly
since 2000 when Florida had its
lowest number of boating fatal-
ities in manyyears.
Monroe County reported
the highest number of acci-
dents and injuries, 98 and 57
respectively. Pinellas County
reported the highest number of
fatalities with seven. Palm
Beach County reported the
highest property damage fig-
ures at $8.69 million, including
one incident that accounted for
$8 million of that total. The sec-
ond-highes'. property damage
occurred in Miami-Dade Coun-
ty with $1.2 million.
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Drought Index
Current: 126
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.37 feet


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Students at the library's after school program built a piiiata that they named Mr. Noisy
the Monster. Taking part in the Thursday afternoon program were: (left to right, first
row), Cali Pearce and Kerstin Brown (second row), Denise Ihinger, Taylor Pearce, Justin
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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Recognitions will be the
highlight of Tuesday evening's
school board meeting. Several
employees will be recognized
upon their retirements, and stu-
dents and staff members .will be
recognized for various accom-
plishments at Tuesday's Okee-'
chobee School Board meeting.
The meeting will be held in
the school board's offices at 700
S.W. Second Ave., and will
begin at 6 p.m.
Candy Walker, president of
the teachers' union, has
requested to address the board.
The board is scheduled to
act on eight recommendations
for the expulsion of students. A


seventh grader, a ninth grader
and two tenth graders from
New Endeavor High School
have been recommended for
expulsion. Two students from
Osceola Middle School, a sev-
enth grader and a sixth grader
have been recommended for
expulsion. A tenth grader at
Okeechobee High School, and
an eighth grade student from
Yearling Middle School have
also been recommended for
expulsion.
The board is also scheduled
to consider the cost of the
school resource officer pro-
gram for the coming school
year. The cost of the program is
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Index
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Comics ............9
Community Events .4
Crossword ......... 10
Opinion ; ..........4
Speak Out ......... .4
Sports ............ .8
TV ...............11
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Baby calf arrives
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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.

Homebuyer's classes

are offered locally
OKEECHOBEE Homebuyer'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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shared with the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office. The pro-
jected cost to the school board is
$151,171.99.
The board will also consider a
license agreement with SearchSoft
Solutions, Inc. for access to the
applicant tracking system for the
Heartland Educational Consor-
tium school districts.
This system is an electronic job
application and workflow pro-
gram that will function through the
websites of all the school districts
in the Heartland Educational Con-
sortium. The cost is $400 per site.
For each school and the adminis-


trative building, that comes to a
total of $48,000.
In other action, the board is
expected to:
proclaim April to be School
Library Media Month;
accept the auditor general's
report for the period ending June
30,2004;
e delete one custodian I posi-
tion and add one custodian II posi-
tion at Okeechobee High School;
approve advertisement of a
job description for supervisor of
food service;
adopt a job description for
teacher;
approve staffing allocations
for the coming school year; and,
reschedule the May school
board meeting to May 19.


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Check out South's book fair next week


Next week be sure to check
out the Scholastic Book Fair in
our Media Center. Purchasing
books at this fair helps out in two
ways; first of all, your child enjoys
some new books to
read, and secondly .
your child will have
more books to
choose from in
the Media Center
since books are'f
purchased with"
the profits of the Book Fair for the
school. You can plan to come on
Tuesday evening since the Book
Fair will be open late for your
shopping convenience.
Also, plan to purchase tickets
soon for the "Tropical Paradise"
Dinner Theatre to be held on
Thursday and Friday evenings,
April 28 and 29. Supper will be


served, and the South Singers will
present the entertainment. Tick-
ets will go on sale in our school
office next week ($5 each).
Last week our Golden Honor
Roll students and the top Acceler-
ated Reader point earner from
each grade for the third nine
weeks enjoyed lunch with the
principal on Thursday. The Stu-
dents of the Month for March
enjoyed an ice cream social in the
courtyard on Friday. Today the
top point earners for Accelerated
Reader from each class will have
a pizza party.
Ms. Schoonover reports that in
first grade her students have been
discussing spring: what spring is,
what reminds them of spring,
and what spring makes us want
to do. These young students
wrote a poem about spring using


nouns, describing words, and
action words.
In science, Ms. Schoonovers's
students learned about space.
They discussed astronauts and
their jobs, the rotation of the
Earth around the Sun and the
moon around the Earth. They
also learned about the nine plan-
ets in our solar system and the
special roles they play.
This week our fourth and fifth
grade students have two local
field trips to be excited about. On
Tuesday they will attend a pro-
gram called "Awesome Powers"
at the Freshman Campus, and on
Wednesday and Thursday they
will be going to Sue Arnold's
Wildlife Refuge. The trip to see
Florida's wildlife was provided by
a grant which Mrs. Davino, our
Media Center Specialist, received


from The Okeechobee Educa-
tional Foundation, funded by
Okeechobee Community The-
ater.
The Terrific Kids selected by
their teachers this week are:
Daniel Arellano, Courtney
McCreary, Jose Martinez, Halle
Baker, Chad Forde, Boyd Brown,
Marlina Godinez, Gavin Beal,.
Madysun Causier, Bobby Neese,
Bailey Kirton, Graciela Martinez,
Jerry McKee, Rebecca Priest,
Casey Travers, Caleb Bockoras,
Sierra Washburn, Angelina
Bucio, Anthony Sollohub, Chris-
tiana Ortiz, Oscar Ruiz, Dustin
Rucks, John Boswell, Ra'Shin
Williams, and Katelynn Schaffer.
Mr. Ray Worley form the Kiwanis
Club came to school to present
these awards to the Terrific Kids.


CSC grant decisions


to begin in June


The Children's Service
Council of Okeechobee County
recently received 20 grants
from 19 different agencies
requesting $457,073 for servic-
es to children during the 2005-
2006 fiscal year that starts in
October.
A committee comprised of
seven community volunteers
will be reviewing the grants at
the School Board Office, Mon-
day, April 25, from 8 a.m. until 5
p.m. The volunteers are hard at
work reading all the grants now
and developing questions for
an interview with new agencies
requesting funding.
The committee will make a


recommendation report for the
May Children's Service Council
meeting and then the Council
will vote on either to accept or
reject their recommendations.
The Council will determine
its preliminary allocation deci-
sions in June, with final alloca-
tion determination in August.
Agencies that are not funded
will have the opportunity to
orally defend their request to
the full council at the August
meeting.
The community is invited to
participate in any or all of the
reviews. For information, call
Cathleen Blair at (863) 462-
5000 ext. 255.


OFC prepares for next year's class scheduling


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Okeechobee Freshman Cam-
pus is preparing for one of the
most critical activities related to
student success, the scheduling
of next year's classes. Scheduling
will take place in pw:,.,
the OFC Auditori-Oj .
um. It is extremely vIll *
important to placeMavCoks
each student in the most appro-
priate classes. In order to accom-
plish this we have set up the fol-
lowing schedule; those students
whose last names begin with the
letter indicated will need to
schedule in the- evening as fol-
lows:
A through D: April 12, 4:30
until'7:30 p.m.
E through K: April 19, 4:30
until 7:30 p.m.
L through Q: April 26, 4:30
until 7:30 p.m.
R through T: May 3, 4:30 until
7:30 p.m.
U through Z: May 10, 4:30
until 7:30 p.m.
Make-ups only on May 10,
4:30 until 7:30 p.m.
The date and time listed
above is a time for you and your
son/daughter to be able to sit
down with one of our faculty
members to plan a 9th grade
schedule. It is very important to
attend!


You son/daughter has
received a curriculum guide. The
curriculum guide contains
important information about the
academic and elective classes
offered to next year's freshman
class. It would make the schedul-
ing process go more smoothly if
you would refer to the curricu-
lum guide and begin making
your elective choices. Appropri-
ate academic classes will be cho-
sen using recommendations
from 8th grade teachers, stan-
dardized test scores, and report
card grades for each enrolling
student. We look forward to see-
ing you at your appointed sched-
uling date.

El Okeechobee Freshman
Campus se esta preparando para
una de las actividades mas criti-
cas relacionadas con el exito del
estudiante, hacienda el horario
de las classes del proximo ano. El
lugar para planear el horario sera
en el auditorio del OFC. Es muy
important colocar a cada estu-
diante en las classes apropiadas.
Para poder togar esto tenemos
que planear el siguiente horario;
esos estudiantes que sus apelli-
dos ernpiezen con la siguiente
letra indicada tendran que plan-
ear en las siguientes noches:


A hasta D: el 12 de abril, 4:30
hasta 7:30 p.m.
E hasta K: el 19 de abril, 4:30
hasta 7:30 p.m.
L hasta Q: el 26 de abril, 4:30
hasta 7:30 p.m.
R hasta T: el 3 de may, 4:30
hasta 7:30 p.m.
U hasta Z: el 10 de may, 4:30
hasta 7:30 p.m.
A la hora menionada arriba
usted y su hijo (a) pedran sen-
tarse con un representante esco-
lar y planear el horario de su hijo
(a)
Su hijo(a) ha recibido el guia
de plan de studio El guia para el
plan de studios contiene infor-
macion important acerca de lag
classes academics y electivas
oftecidas a la clase de nuevas
estudiantes el proximo ailo.
Haria el process mas facil si
usted se refiere al guia de plan de
studios y empieze hacienda sus
selecciones elegidas. Clases aca-
demicas apropiadas senin selec-
cionadas per media de lag
recomendaciones de los maes-
tros del octavo grado, las marcas
de examenes estandares, y las
calificaciones para cada estudi-
ante matriculado.
Esperamos vedas en la fecha
designadas para Planear.


Glades County Roundup


Mentors needed
at West Glade
West Glades School needs you.
Do you have one hour a week to
spend with a student? Some stu-
dents are struggling in math, read-
ing, or just need some extra atten-
tion from a caring adult who will
listen. If you are able to volunteer
one hour or more, from 8:15 a.m.-
2:30 p.m., please call Billy Marchal
at West Glades School at (863)
675-3490.

Bus drivers
are needed
The Glades County School Dis-
trict will be offering a bus-driving
course for anyone interested in
driving a school bus for the district
for daily routes and/or extracurric-
ular trips. If interested, please con-
tact Doug Manke at (863) 946-
3662. Classes have begun and
take place in the evenings.

Hurricane relief
Glades County Property,
Appraiser Larry Luckey
announced that county residents
whose homes were damaged in
the 2004 hurricane season could
be eligible for hurricane relief in
certain circumstances.
Applications for relief for
Glades County residents who
bought replacement mobile
homes are due to Mr. Luckey's
office by May 1. The relief is calcu-
lated based on sales tax paid on
the replacement mobile home.
Applications are eligible for either
relief for residents with home-
stead exemptions or relief related
to mobile home replacement, but
not both.
Copies of the application form
may be obtained by visiting Luck-
ey's office or by calling (863) 946-
6026 or toll free (877) 445-2337.
For more information about the
hurricane relief program, resi-
dents may visit the Florida Depart-
ment of Revenue Web site
http://www.myflorida.conm/dor.
GED classes
are available
* The Glades County School Dis-
trict is offering GED prep classes at
Moore Haven High School (room
26-003) for adults who wish to
obtain their GED. Classes are on
Tuesday and Thursday nights from
6-8 p.m. You may register the night
of the classes. If you have any
questions you may call Scott Bass
at (863) 946-0202 ext. 13.
Faith in Action
is expanding
Faith in Action in LaBelle is


expanding to Clewiston and
Moore Haven in 2005. Residents
of any age with chronic disease or
illness in those areas who have a
need for assistance with everyday
tasks of living can call Liz at 983-
7088 or 675-1446 for more infor-
mation. Those with a desire to
make a difference in someone's
life by volunteering are encour-
aged to call the same phone num-
bers for more information on this
wonderful volunteer program
benefiting residents in
Hendry/Glades Counties.

Upcoming events
at senior center
Upcoming events and classes
offered at the Nobles Center, 475
E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, exercise
class with Barb Brandenburg
meets M-W-F every week at 9 a.m.
Hendry County Health Depart-
ment Heart to Heart Program and
Senior Connections are offering
an eight-week Diabetes Class at 2
p.m., each Wednesday at the
Nobles Senior Center. Classes
include the diabetic diet, under-
standing carb counting, eye and
foot care, and the ABC's of dia-
betes (the A1C test, Blood Pres-
sure, and Cholesterol.) All diabet-
ics, long term or newly diagnosed,
are welcome.

GAL program
needs advocates
The Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)
Program needs volunteers to rep-
resent the best interests of abused,
abandoned and neglected chil-
dren before the court, social serv-
ice agencies and the community.
No special educational degree is
required. Guardians need to be
someone with common sense,
good judgment and a commit-
ment .to helping a child. Atten-
dance at three training sessions
held in Fort Myers is required.


Please contact Kelie Hedrick at:
(239) 461-4360 or (800) 269-6210
for more information, and to
reserve your space for training.
American Legion
now hosts bingo
Moore Haven American
Legion Post 299 is now having
bingo, Saturday nights at 6 p.m.
Hamburgers, drinks and dessert
will be provided at a minimal cost.
Chinese
speaker needed
Moore Haven High School is in
need of a volunteer who can
speak Chinese. Please contact the
school at 946-0811.

Help stop
the violence
The Hendry and Glades
Domestic and Sexual Violence
Council's mission is to increase
community awareness about
domestic and sexual violence and
victim safety by providing servic-
es, referrals and education relating
to the affects of domestic/sexual
violence in our community. The
meetings rotate between LaBelle,
Clewiston and Moore Haven. To
get involved in the council or for
information about meeting dates
and times,, please call Abuse
Council and Treatment, Inc.'s
Rural Extension (REACT): (863)
674-1811 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. to
speak with an advocate.
Post Disaster Help
for Older Adults
Project HOPE counselors will
be available on site once a week
from 9-11 a.m. at Senior Connec-
tions offices and dining sites in
February. Elders in need of help
due to the hurricanes of last sum-
mer can speak in person with a
specially trained disaster crisis


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counselor courtesy of Hendry
Glades Mental Health. Counselors
will be in LaBelle on Tuesdays,
(675-1446) Clewiston on Wednes-
days, (983-7088) Moore Haven on


Thursday (946-1821) and Buck-
head Ridge on Fridays (567-1253.)
Call for lboations arid/or'direc-
tions. Disaster funds are still avail-
able to help older adults who con-


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is-ue- as stress related problems,
emotional loss, roof repair, insur-
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Community Events

Learning Coalition to meet in Fort Pierce
The first meeting of the Early Learning Coalition of Indian River,
Martin and Okeechobee counties will be Monday, April 18, at 10:30
a.m. in the Community Room at the St. Lucie School District offices in
the Orange Blossom Business Center, 4204 Okeechobee Road, in Fort
Pierce. Please enter the main school district entrance (south west
side) and the receptionist will direct you to the community room. For
information, call the local Early Learning office at (863) 462-5792.
Chamber Coffee Klatch scheduled
The Chamber of Commerce Coffee Klatch will be hosted by
Heritage Financial Services, 309 S.W. Park St., on April 21 starting at
8 a.m. For information, call (863) 467-8899. All Chamber members
and their guests are invited. Refreshments will be served.

Book discussion group will meet
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group
will continue to meet at 7 p.m. in the Okeechobee Library meeting
room. Everyone who lives to read and discuss books is invited to
attend. The group's schedule is: Thursday, April 21, "Come Tell Me
How You Live", Agatha Christie-Mallowan; Thursday, May 26, "Yel-
low Raft, Blue Water" Michael Dorris; and Thursday, June 23,
"Before Women Had Wings" Connie Fowler. If you have ques-
tions or would like more information, call Jan Fehrman at (863)
357-9980.

Gospel sing celebration planned
Cowboys for Christ will be having a gospel sing on April 21 with
Mery Lanier as Celebration, at the Basinger Civic Center on U.S. 98
N. The evening will start with a pot luck dinner at 6 p.m. Everyone is
asked to bring a covered dish. The gospel sing will start at 7 p.m. For
information call Doyle McDuffie at (863) 763-2285, or Kim Davis at
(863) 467-2855.

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

Hospice will host yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale on Thursday, April
28, from noon until 3 p.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 Satur-
day, 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, con-
tact the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.

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





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Left to right are Linda Markham, Tommy Markham, Bo Bryant, Betty Ray Markham, Dolly Markham, John Ed and Clarice
Burdeshaw, Mary Ann Bryant, Mike Barber, Helen Barber and Charles Markham enjoying a friendly get together and bar-
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Upcoming Events

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 meet-
ing is open to anyone interested in tracing their ancestry. The annual
membership is $10 per person, and $12 for a family. For information,
call Eve at (863) 467-2674; or, visit their web site at
http://www.rootsweb.com/-flgso.
Tuesday
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 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) 357-44-18.
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 meet at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, 1857 U.S. 441
S.E., which is located next to the driver's license office. It is a self-help
group that offers support and education for people who have been
diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-
affective disorder or dual diagnosis.
Wednesday
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotics 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, 1796 U.S. 441 N., in the north dining room. The meetings are
sponsored 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 Hospi-
tal, 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 Mar-
garet 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 fel-
lowship 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
Thursday. 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.
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W. Fifth St., is open for
blood donations from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call (863)
467-9360.


Community Events

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 Wednes-
day, April '13, from 5:30 until 8 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christ-
ian Church, 3 Linda Rd. There will be street rods, muscle cars,
classics and motorcycles. There will be live music, as well as hot
dogs and drinks. For directions or information, call Doug Martin
at (863) 697-6077.

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

Children's council will meet
The Childten's Services Council will meet Thursday, April 14,
at 5 p.m. in the conference room of the Okeechobee County
school board office at 700 S.W. Second Ave.
Barbecue to benefit Boy Scouts
The Williamson Cattle Company's 2005 barbecue supporting
the Boys Scouts 2005 Friends of Scouting x ill 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., Raulerson Hos-
pital'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 Fri-
day from 8 a.m. until 4p.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 open-
ings still available by calling (863) 763-6464. The second seg-
ment of this class will be held on April 16, at the shooting range
located at Joe Hazellief's ranch. Everyone will meet at the Cham-
ber 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 Okee-
chobee 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. Appli-
cants 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.

Church to host guest speakers
Resurrection Life Church, 1803 S.W. Third Ave., invites the
women of Okeechobee to attend a women's breakfast tea with
guest speaker Dr. Leslie McNulty. The topic will be "The Woman
Believer". Admission is free. However, it is necessary 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
p.m., and will be facilitated by guest minister Dr. Kevin McNulty.

Haneock 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.









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Courtesy photo/Hometown Hospice
Theresa Davis and Enid Boutrin (standing) plan the details of
the information session concerning advanced directives and
estate planning which is scheduled for Thursday, April 14, at
10 a.m. at Hospice of Okeechobee.


Hospice will hold


information session


Available from Commercial News Providers"


Our deepest condolences are
extended to the family and
friends and all those grieving the
loss of Terri Schiavo, and our sin-
cere hope that we all take les-
sons learned to the heart to pre-
vent the occurrence of such
issues in the future.
The tragedy of this case
reminds us all of the importance
of making our advanced care
wishes known and leaving clear,
concise, written documents to
support our wishes. If there was
an advanced care document
done in the Schiavo case there
would not have been a Schiavo
case.
If you and your loved ones
have not already done so, Hos-
pice of Okeechobee invites you
to a free information session on
Advanced Directives and Estate
Planning. Attorney, Barbara
Cook, member of the Florida Bar
Association and a lawyer with
the firm of Guy and Yudin LLP in
Stuart will discuss and have doc-


uments available on Living Wills,
Health Care Surrogate and other
end-of-life issues. Karen K.
Roberts, CLU from Sagemark
Consulting will discuss Estate
Planning. Your Hometown Hos-
pice social workers Enid Boutrin
and Theresa Davis will discuss
the issues as they relate to Hos-
pice care.
Ms. Boutrin shared that "in
light of the numerous calls that
we have received for informa-
tion advanced directives and
end-of-life issues we have decid-
ed to invite some experts to edu-
cate us and the residents of our
county. It will be a valuable and
informative session."
The session will be held on
Thursday, April 14, at 10 a.m. at
Hospice of Okeechobee located
at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For infor-
mation or to RSVP, contact Ms.
Boutrin or Ms. Davis at (863)
467-2321 Monday through Friday
from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Refresh-
ments will be served.


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Okeechobee Sheriff Paul May (left) and Detective K.J. Ammons (center) accepted and
thanked Harbor Federal Corporate security officer Donna Carr (right) for the multi-plex
security equipment and VCRs that they donated to the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office. Sheriff May stated that this equipment would be used by the crime lab and road
patrol.



Firefighter license plate hottest seller in '04


Staff photo/Pete Gawda
Pippin Realty is definitely a family business. Wendy Pippin
(left) runs the office; Kristy Ichimura (center) is an agent;
and, Nathan Pippin (right) is a licensed broker and a state
certified residential appraiser.


Real estate business


is a family affair


TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Salutes Firefighters specialty
license plate was the hottest sell-
ing new plate in 2004. In a cele-
. bration in the Capitol Courtyard,
it was announced that its
10,000th license plate was sold
and its $200,000 in proceeds will
benefit charities throughout the
state. The tag, depicting a fire-
fighter with a patriotic back-
ground, was sponsored by the
Florida Professional Firefighters.
The plate, which went on sale
throughout Florida last June,
was ranked 38th out of a field of
91 specialty plates in 2004,
according to the Department of


Highway Safety & Motor Vehi-
cles.
The idea for the specialty tag
came from Palm Beach County
Fire Rescue's Lt. Armand Nault,
shortly after the Sept. 11 th terror-
ist act. With the outpouring of
community support, he thought
a specialty plate would give the
public an opportunity to show
their support 365 days a year and
help local charities at the same
time. "The money raised from
the sale of each plate will be col-
lected by the Florida Firefighter-
Charities and will be distributed
back to eligible, local charities
chosen by the firefighters where


the plate was sold," said Nault.
The plate is available to the
general public for an additional
$20 plus a $2 processing fee
required by the state.
"Florida has specialty plates
for many worthy causes, from
child abuse prevention to
wildlife conservation," said
CFO/Fire Marshal Tom Gal-
lagher. "This new tag is a won-
derful way to show the men and
women of fire-rescue here in
Florida and throughout the
nation that we appreciate their
heroic service to our communi-
ties."
The FPF has over 19,000


members including firefighters,
emergency medical personnel
and the state's forestry workers.
Last year, the FPF ranked second
among the 50 states for their
$1.2 million contribution to
MDA, just one of the charities
that firefighters support.
Bob Carver, President of the
FPF said, "The statewide license
plate was designed so citizens
can be proud to show their sup-
port and salute Florida's fire-
fighters."
For information, please visit
www.firefightertag.com or call
(561) 747-8495.


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Pippin Realty is definitely a
family business. Nathan Pippin
is a licensed real estate broker
and a state certified residential
appraiser. His wife, Wendy, runs
the office and is attending real
estate school. Nathan's father
Jim, dean at Okeechobee High
School, is a part time salesman
and is working on his broker's
license.
Three agents round out the
staff: Kristy Ichimura, Dick Scott


and Sharon Slayton.
The firm handles residential,
commercial and agricultural real
estate.
Where most realtors work
with sellers, Nathan Pippin is a
buyer broker, which means that
he presents the buyer. He also
manages rental property. ,
The office of Pippin Realty is
located at 210 N.W. Park St.,
Suite 202. The hours are 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Weekends showings are done by
appointment. The telephone
number is 763-3566.


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Shooting Star spreads color in landscapes


Landscaping in Florida


By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
Last week our office finished up
our latest Master Gardener training
class with a visit to a local garden
center. Our volunteers went there
to learn what kinds of plants are
available for Florida yards.
One of the plants stumped me.
We found out that it is a flowering
shrub known as Shooting Star. It is
one of the few late winter flower-
ing shrubs that is very easy to
grow, and is the subject of this
week's column.
Shooting Star or Starburst is
one of the many species of Clero-
dendrons that have found their
way from tropical climates to our
Florida Yards. Some of the speci-
mens we saw in the nursery were
trained from a single stalked "stan-
dard" that was 6 feet tall, but more
often, this plant is seen as a multi-
stemmed bush that can grow to 8
to 15 feet tall.
Enthusiasts of Clerodendron
quadriloculare, as it is known to
nursery growers, suggest that its
dark green foliage with purple col-
ored undersides is reason enough
to add this to tropical landscapes.
But most landscape enthusiasts
would choose this plant because
of the large number of flower ball
clusters that cover this accent plant
from late winter through the
spring.
While there are hundreds of
Clerodendron species that have
been used in Florida Yards for
many years, how this plant will
respond to local conditions is still
under investigation. What I've
found is that this plant grows very
quickly, reaching 6-8 feet in height
from a three foot tall plant in only
one growing season.


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'FLORIDA
IFAS EXTENSION
Starburst seems to do better in
full sun than in shade, and will
need adequate water to get it
established. It has a wide tolerance
to soil pH, and responds well to
fertilizers. Salt tolerance is
unknown; one author reports that
it has poor salt tolerance. Once
established, it will survive hot, dry
weather with no problem.
Clusters of white to pink col-
ored flowers appear in late winter.
They grow in round clusters meas-
uring 6-12 inches in diameter, and
resemble a shooting star or a burst
of fireworks. As they first emerge
but before they open, they look
like a cotton swab.
After flowers fade, the large
dark green and purple leaves of
this Clerodendron can provide a
backdrop for other shorter but col-
orful plants, such as snowbush,
plumbago, or crotons. Cutting
back the plant after flowering, and
again in the late summer, will give
it a fuller appearance. Trimming in
the late fall or winter may reduce
the number of flower clusters pro-
duced in the following winter.
Frost apparently will also trim back
the flowering habit of this plant.
There is an apparent drawback
to this plant, and it has resulted in it
having a negative reputation in
certain tropical island nations in
the Pacific.. Shooting Star has a
suckering habit, which can result
in it spreading into natural areas in
tropical climates. In our area, the
best guess is that freezes may keep
it from invading our natural areas,


Photo courtesy of Rick Schoellhorn, UF/IFAS
Shooting Star or Starburst is one of the many species of
Clerodendrons that have found their way from tropical cli-
mates to our Florida Yards.


but careful monitoring of this plant
is urged to make sure it does not
escape the landscape.
County Extension Director Pat
Miller has had one in his Okee-
chobee yard for about five years,
'and if he had to do it again, he
would plant it as a single specimen
rather than part of a landscape
bed. This would allow access from
all sides, and make it easier to
mow down any wayward suckers
or seedlings that appear under the
canopy of this plant.
There are a few references to
named cultivars of Shooting star.
"Jewels of the Nile" is a variety in
its native Philippines. Another one
to look for was released by Morn-
ingstar nursery this spring. This
plant patented variety is called
'Morningstar', and only grows to
about 6 feet. The leaves are small-
er and distinctly ruffled, but pro-
duce more flower heads per plant.
It appears to be less aggressive. It


can be maintained as a pruned
shrub or hedge without detracting
from its performance.
Another alternative way to use
this plant is what Dee Stuart sug-
gests: growing it as a standard,
where all suckers are removed and
a single trunk is formed to make
the Shooting Star think it is a small
tree. It may also be kept in a con-
tainer for use as a patio plant, and
this would help keep wayward
suckers from spreading.
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If
you need additional information
on the Shooting Star, please email
us at okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or
call us at (863) 763-6469. Local res-
idents can stop by our office at 458
Hwy 98 North in Okeechobee, and
visit our Okeechobee County Mas-
ter Gardeners on from 1 until 5
p.m. on Tuesday afternoons.


with fire on
Fire is a powerful part of
Florida's landscape. It can
maintain healthy natural
ecosystems, but can also turn
a home to ashes. Florida's fre-
quent lightening strikes and
human carelessness guaran-
tee that wildfire will continue
to be a factor in rural and sub-
urban areas. With the steady
rise of new homes in undevel-
oped areas, some homeown-
ers may wonder if they are in
danger of wildfire.
If you live in a subdivision
surrounded by homes and
lawns, or in an urban area, it
is unlikely that a wildfire
would reach your house.
However, if you have undevel-
oped or wooded land near
your home, you could be at
some risk in the event of a
wildfire. Walk around outside
your home and look carefully
at the nearby land. The type,
size, and density of the plants
determine wildfire risk.
You are at low risk if you
see bare ground, improved
pasture, or widely spaced
grassy clumps of plants; moist
forest, mostly leafy trees, or
mostly large trees; few plants
growing low to the ground or
oak leaves or other broad
leaves covering the ground.
You are at medium risk if
you see thick, continuous
grasses, weeds, or shrubs; a
continuous thin layer of pine
needles and scattered pine
trees; scattered palmettos or


your mind
shrubs up to 3 feet tall sepa-
rated by patches of grass or
sand or a clear view into or
across the undeveloped area.
You live in a high risk, fire
prone area if you see a thick
bed of pine needles and lots
of pine trees; continuous pal-
mettos, shrubs or saw grass
more than 3 feet tall; vines
and small to medium trees or
palms beneath taller pine
trees; impenetrable shrubs or
young pines or no clear view
into the undeveloped area
because of dense growth.
People who live in high risk
rural and suburban areas of
Florida should take precau-
tions to protect their homes
from fire. Since some preven-
tive actions have economic
and environmental costs, they
are not appropriate for every
homeowner. It is possible to
keep an attractive yard that
conserves energy, water and
wildlife while also protecting
your home from wildfire.
Additional fire protection can
be gained if homeowners,
local landowners and officials
work together to develop fire
protection services, water
sources, and buffer zones for
an entire community.
Anyone needing additional
information. may contact the
local Division of Forestry at
(772) 219-1248 (St. Lucie,
Indian River, Martin and Okee-
chobee Counties) or go to the
Firewise website at www.fire-
wise.org or www.fl-dof.com.


FWC launches alligator hotline


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
has launched a new, toll-free tele-
phone number to report nuisance
alligators. That number is 1-866-
FWC-GATOR and should be the
primary telephone number for alli-
gator complaints, available to cus-
tomers around the clock.


Alligators have shared marshes,
swamps, rivers and lakes with
humans for many centuries in the
southeastern United States and are
found in all of Florida's 67 coun-
ties. There have been increased
interactions between alligators
and humans as more and more
people are seeking homes on


Reading is fun
First grader Zachary Eller and his mother Melanie Eller
had a good time reading together at Family Reading
Night at North Elementary School.


waterfront property.
The FWC annually receives
more than 15,000 alligator-related
complaints. The agency removes
more than 5,000 alligators each
year when the reptiles pose a threat
to humans or their property.
There are many precautionary
measures people should take to
reduce the potential for conflicts
with alligators. To learn more of the
"dos and don't" of dealing with
alligators, download the "Living
with Alligators" brochure from
MyFWC.com/alligator.
Many Floridians have an appre-
ciation for these ancient crocodil-
ians and have learned to coexist
with them. However, if you do
encounter an alligator that poses a
threat to people or property and is
more than four feet in length, the
FWC urges you to call the new Nui-
sance Alligator Hotline. All alligator
complaints will be forwarded to
this newly dedicated hotline.
Alligators are an important part
of Florida's heritage and play a
valuable role in the ecology of the
state's wetlands Visit
MyFWC.com/alligator for more
information on alligator behavior
and about the Alligator Manage-
ment Program.


Staff photo/Pete Gawda
Helping those less fortunate
For the second year, members of Curves for Women, a fitness and weight loss center col-
lected canned goods to help the needy. They collected 2,000 pounds of groceries which
were divided between Martha's House, a battered women's shelter and Big Lake Mis-
sions Outreach, an organization that feeds the homeless. Members of Curves for Women
are seen with Bruce Swinford of Big Lake Missions Outreach standing behind a truck
load of the canned goods they collected. They are: (left to right, first row), Ann Hancock,
Deb Smith, Elaine Jackamon, Margie Lester and Goldie Mosier, (second row) Mr. Swin-
ford, and Leslie Arnold.


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IRCC 2005 summer camp schedule


Academies for Emerging Tech-
nologies Camp
Address: 3209 Virginia Avenue,
Fort Pierce, FL 34981-5596
This free camp will provide
high school juniors, seniors, and
graduates from the Class of 2005
an opportunity to explore the
emerging technologies that will
shape the careers of the future!
New this summer, the Academy
of Emerging Technologies has
been created to provide a week-
long encounter exploring digital
media, video production, 2D & 3D
animation, photonics, automa-
tion, and more.
Dates and times of camp:
Session I July 11 through
July 14,8 a.m. until noon
Session 2 July 18 through
July 21,8 a.m. until noon
Ages: For upcoming high
school juniors, seniors, and grad-
uates of 2005
Cost: Free, space limited to 24
students each session. Interested
students need to request a Sum-
mer Academy application.
Contact: Eileen Storck, IRCC
Program Coordinator, at (772)
462-7549.
Camp Operation 2005 For
future health professionals
Address: 3209 Virginia Avenue,
Fort Pierce, FL 34981-5596
This free camp will provide
high school juniors and seniors
an opportunity to explore careers
in the health sciences through
field trips, hands-on activities, and
interactive exercises.
Dates and times of camp:
July 11 through July 22
Ages: For high school juniors
and seniors
Cost: Free, space limited to 24
campers
Contact: Eileen Storck, IRCC
Health Science Division, at (772)
462-7549.
Step Ahead to Success Sum-
mer Youth Leadership Institute
Address: 3209 Virginia Avenue,
Fort Pierce, FL 34981-5596
Description: This is a summer
program for youth which will pro-
vide college credit courses, work
experience, and recreational
activities. Based on performance
criteria established for the pro-
gram, students may be eligible to
receive stipends and the Presi-
dent's Challenge Scholarship to
attend IRCC.
Dates and times of camp:
June 22 through July 29; M-F,
8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., registration
deadline is MklaI\ 10,'i 5.
Ages: Students 16 and up
residing in the -f'-ur-count\ aiea
with a 3.0 GPA or above. .
Cost: TBA Cost will include
tuition and lab fees, camp shirts,
student bus transportation (pick
up and return) in all four coun-
ties, lunch, materials and sup-
plies, field trips, student accident
insurance, and stipends (where
appropriate).
Contact: Andre Hawkins, IRCC
dean of special programs, (772)
462-7,655 or Frank Harber, pro-
gram director, (772) 462-7659.
Expanding Horizons Summer
Youth Camp
Address: 3209 Virginia Avenue,
Fort Pierce, FL 34981-5596
This six-week summer camp
will provide students between the
ages of 14 to 16, who reside in the
four-county area, a comprehen-
sive career exploration and aca-
demic preparation program. Stu-
dents may earn
stipends/incentives based upon
their behavior and classroom per-
formance, U.S. Savings Bonds,
and the possibility of receiving a
President's Challenge Scholarship
to attend IRCC for two years.
Dates and times:
June 22 through July 29, M-F,
8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., registration
deadline is May 10,2005.
Ages: Students 14 to 16 years
of age residing in the four-county
area
Cost: TBA Cost will include


tuition and lab fees, camp shirts,
student bus transportation (pick
up and return) in all four coun-
ties, lunch, materials and sup-
plies, field trips, student accident
insurance, and stipends (where
appropriate).
Contact: Andre Hawkins, IRCC
dean of special programs, (772)
462-7655 or Frank Harber, pro-
gram director, (772) 462-7659.
Band Camp
Address: 3209 Virginia Avenue,
Fort Pierce, FL 34981-5596
Students must have success-
fully completed the 6th, 7th or 8th
grade and have been involved in a
school's band program to be eligi-
ble. The camp will develop per-
formance techniques, individual
fundamentals, and music appre-
ciation.
Dates and times: June 13
through June 17, 9 a.m. until 2:30
p.m.
Ages: For middle school stu-
dents
Cost: $70 for five days
Registration deadline: Those
who register before June will
receive a $5 discount.
Contact: Dr. John K. Southall,
IRCC director of instrumental
music and camp coordinator, at
(772) 462-7695.
Choral Camp
Address: 3209 Virginia Avenue,
Fort Pierce, FL 34981-5596
Campers will focus on music
rehearsal and will also participate
in group instruction in music
reading, fundamentals of theory,
choreography, and vocal produc-
tion culminating in a public per-
formance.
Dates and times: June 13
through June 16, 9 a.m. until 3
p.m., with a public performance
on June 16 at 6 p.m.
Ages: For students who have
successfully completed the. 6th,
7th, 8th, or 9th grade.
Cost: $65 per student
Registration: A five-minute
audition is mandatory on Satur-
day, June 11, from 10 a.m. until 1
p.m..in the chorus room at the
McAlpin Fine Arts Complex.
Contact: Call Rebecca Staley,
IRCC Production Manager, at
(772) 462-7695 to schedule an
appointment for the audition.
Fine Arts Summer Camp
Address: 3209 Virginia Avenue,
Fort Pierce, FL 34981-5596
The camp will include dance,
drama, art and music. It will meet
daily in the Wynne Black Box
Theatre, IRCC Main Campus.
Each student will need to bring a
lunch. Snack will be provided.
Dates and times: June 6
through June 10 and June 13
through June 17, 9 a.m. until 4:30
p.m.
Ages: For middle school stu-
dents
Cost: $125 per week
Registration deadline: Regis-
tration begins on April 4, 2005.
Contact: Becky Staley, IRCC
Production Manager, at (772) 462-
7695.
Aqua Sports Camp
Address: 3209 Virginia Avenue,
Fort Pierce, FL 34981-5596
Swimming, diving, trampo-
line, and aquatic games this sum-
mer.
Dates and times:
Session 1: June 6 through June
10, 8:45 a.m. until noon
Session 2: June 27 through
July 1,8:45 a.m. until noon
Session 3: July 11 through July
15,8:45 a.m. until noon
Ages: 6 through 12
Cost: $80 per week
Contact: Donnie Torres, IRCC
Swimming Coach, at (772) 462-
7765
Basketball Camps
Address: 3209 Virginia Avenue,
Fort Pierce, FL 34981-5596
Campers will improve their
shooting, passing, dribbling,
defense, footwork, rebounding,
jumping, screening, and team-
work. They will also study game


situation on film. One hour of
each day will be set aside for
campers to take part in swim-
ming pool or informal basketball
activities.
Dates and times:
Boys Camp No.1 will meet
June 20 through June 25, 8:30
a.m. until 1 p.m. for ages 6-12 and
from 1 to 5:30 p.m. for ages 12-18.
Boys Camp No. 2 will meet
July 25 through July 30, 8:30 a.m.
until 1 p.m. for ages 6-12 and from
I until 5:30 p.m. forages 12-18.
Girls Camp No. I will meet
June 13 through June 18, 8:30
a.m. until 1 p.m.
Girls Camp No. 2 will meet
July 18 through July 23, 8:30 a.m.
until 1 p.m.
Ages: Morning camps are
designed for boys ages 6 to 12,
and afternoon camps are for boys
ages 12 through 18. Girl campers
should be between the ages of 6
and 18.
Cost: $75 per person
Contact: Mike Leatherwood,
IRCC men's basketball coach,
(772) 462-7766 or
Glenda Montgomery, IRCC
women's basketball coach, (772)
462-7762
Swimming Camps
Address: 3209 Virginia
Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981-
5596
Description: Campers will
receive daily instruction in basic
swimming skills. Great care is
taken to assure that each camper
learns the fundamentals of basic
strokes, and the coaches will
spend time on each aspect of the
sport according to the skill level of
the participants.
Dates and times: Session times
are: 9:10 a.m. until 9:40 a.m., 9:50
until 10:20 a.m., 10:30 until 11
a.m., 11:10 until 11:40 a.m., 5:30
until 6 p.m., and 6:10 until 6:40
p.m.
Session I Swim Camp will
meet May 9 through May 19.
Session II Swim Camp will
meet May 23 through June 2.
Session III Swim Camp will
meet June 6 through June 16.
Session IV Swim Camp will
meet June 20 through June 30.
Session V Swim Camp will
meet July 5 through July 14.
Session VI Swim Camp will
meet July 18 through July 28.
Ages: 3 through 10
Cost: $45 per session, Monday
through Thursday for 2 weeks.
Parent/Tot Swim classes will
also be.offered for ages 6 fionths
to 3 years. A parent must be in the
water with the child during the
session. The Parent/Tot Swim
classes will meet from 10:30 until
11 a.m. during Sessions I-VII and
from 5:30 until 6 p.m. during Ses-
sions IV V, and VI.
Registration: Application is
required no later than 10 a.m. the
Friday prior to the session's start
date.
Contact: Scott Kimmelman,
IRCC swim camp director, (772)
462-7618.
Volleyball Camps
Address: 3209 Virginia Avenue,
Fort Pierce, FL 34981-5596
Summer volleyball camps.
Date and time:
Volleyball Skills Camp I: Will
meet on June 6 through June 9,
ages 8-14 from 9 a.m. until noon
and ages 15-18 from 1 until 4 p.m.
Cost is $65.
Volleyball Skills Camp II: Will
meet on June 27 through June 30,
ages 8-14 from 9 a.m. until noon
and ages 15-18 from 1 until 4 p.m.
Cost is $65.
Volleyball Skills Camp III: Will
meet on August 1 through August
4, ages 12-18 from 6 until 9 p.m.
Cost is $65.
Ages: For students of various
ages and skill level.
Contact: Ron Jacobs, IRCC
head volleyball coach, (772) 462-
7763.


Register for summer camp



in Ocala National Forest


Do your children long to spend
their summer days in the great out-
doors? Would they love the chance
to learn about wildlife from the
experts, or swim, hike and canoe
with other children their age?
Then it's time to sign them up
for the Ocala Outdoor Adventure
Camp at the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion's (FWC) Ocala Conservation
Center in the Ocala National Forest.
The summer camp is for boys
and girls ages 10-15 and is baaed
on wildlife conservation, firearm
safety and outdoor skills. This year
the camp offers five one-week ses-
sions with all-new programs begin-
ning June 19.
The primary goal of the camp
program is to provide children with
the necessary skills and knowledge
to become better sportsmen and
women, while instilling an aware-
ness of firearm safety, conservation
and wildlife stewardship. In addi-
tion, campers will fish, canoe,
swim, hike and participate in many
other outdoor activities.
Tuition is $295 per camper per
week and includes lodging, food,
program materials and instruction
for each session. Each week-long
session is divided into four groups
based on their individual focus:
Wild about Wildlife, Wet and
Wildlife, Hunting and Hunter Safe-
ty and Expedition. All programs are
new or significantly revised, in for-

FWC offering

grants for


mat and scope from previous
years.
"Campers in Wild about
Wildlife, a new program this year,
will have a chance to go wild
exploring nature," said Cardinal
Collins, director of the Ocala Con-
servation Center. "They will learn
about wildlife management and
enjoy many camp activities includ-
ing basic wilderness survival and
field first-aid training, canoeing,
fishing, hiking, shooting sports and
other hands-on outdoor pro-
grams."
For those who simply can't
resist the water, the camp offers
another new program, aptly
named Wet and Wildlife.
"This program gets into the fun
of fishing, marine ecology and
boating safety. In addition to the
traditional camp activities already
described above, Wet and Wildlife
campers will have the opportunity
to become certified in the FWC's
Boater Safety Course," Collins said.
For the intermediate level
camper, the camp offers the Hunt-
ing and Hunter Safety group.
"These campers will learn
about wild game and its habitats,
and apply this knowledge to devel-
oping ethical hunting skills. Then
they will have a chance to get their
hunter safety certification. They
will receive firearm safety as well as
shotgun and rifle shooting instruc-
tion from National Rifle Associa-
tion-(NRA) certified range safety
officers. And, they will receive
archery instruction from National
Archery Association-certified
instructors, while participating in


numerous shooting range activi-
ties. They will also have a chance to
participate in many camp activities
including basic wilderness survival
and field first-aid training, canoe-
ing, fishing, hiking, and other
hands-on outdoor programs,"
Collins said.
The final program is for
advanced campers who have
already completed a hunter safety
course.
"The Expedition group is
designed for the camper witl4 an
avid interest in the outdoors who
already has successfully completed
the hunter safety course," Collins
said. "Expedition is an outdoor
adventure, including a trip into the
forest for two days of primitive
camping. Before leaving base
camp, campers will prepare for
this experience by learning the fun-
damentals of wilderness survival,
orienteering, backpacking and
campsite preparation."
The Ocala Conservation Center
is on a 57-acre peninsula, rich in
history and wildlife in Marion
County in north Central Florida.
Located just 20 miles east of Ocala,
it is beautifully situated on Lake
Eaton in the heart of the Ocala
National Forest. Facilities are rustic,
yet comfortable, with air-condi-
tioned cabins and dining hall.
Classrooms are fishing piers,
shooting ranges, nature trails, Lake
Eaton and the vast Ocala National
Forest.
For more information or for reg-
istration materials for the summer
program, call (352) 625-2804 or go
to MyFWC.com/camps.


boating projects Community Events


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission is
gearing up to dole out $2 million
under the Florida Boating
Improvement Program (FBIP).
The FBIP provides funding
through competitive grants to
support recreational boating and
boating-related activities on Flori-
da's coastal and/or inland waters.
Eligible program participants
include Florida's municipal and
county governments. The dead-
line for submitting grant applica-
tions is June 10.
' In 2004, the FBIP awarded
over $1.9 million in grants for 19
projects statewide.
Visit MyFWC.com/boating/
grants to read the complete pro-
gram policies and guidelines and
to download a copy of the appli-
cation.


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Children's council seeks volunteers
The Children's Services Council of Okeechobee is in need of a few
fine people to submit an application to the Okeechobee County Board
of County Commissioners to be a part of the council. Governor Jeb
Bush makes the final appointments with terms of two or four years.
The council meets monthly to discuss programs and needs of the chil-
dren in the community. Once a year, agencies request funds through a
grant process. Each council member "adopts" an agency or two as
their own and monitors the programs' services that they provide to our
children. Those interested in completing an application should contact
Cathleen Blair, executive director at (863) 462-4000, ext. 255
Church collecting for care packages
The Living Word of Faith Church of Okeechobee would like to invite
the community to participate in a project for Operation Freedom Iraqi.
The church will be sending care packages to 20 servicemen in the
Army stationed in Iraq. These soldiers serving our country have
requested items not only for themselves, but they also give items to the
Iraqi children while on patrol and visiting. We would like to invite the
community to help us with this project. For more information, contact
Chairperson Myra White at (863) 357-2975.


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8 SPORTS


Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski

Leading second
Ed Hataway was in second place in the
Headturners3.com bass tourney at the end of the first
day of fishing with 20.98 Ibs.of bass.


Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski

Third place lead
George Green brought 20.62 Ibs. of bass to the scale Sat-
urday afternoon to capture third place after the first day
of competition in the Headturners3.com bass tourney at
Okee-Tantie Marina.


Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski

In the lead
Mark Minor led the 31-angler field at the end of the first
day of competition in the Headturners3.com bass tour-
ney Saturday at Okee-Tantie Marina with 26.98 Ibs. of
Okeechobee largemouths.


Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski

Sharing fifth place
Mike Dillon shared fifth place with Jim Wilson at the end
of the first day of competition Saturday in the Headturn-
ers3.com bass tournament at Okee-Tantie Marina. They
both brought 19.74 Ibs. to the scale.


Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski

Fourth position
Doug Harris will start the second day of competition in
the Headturners3.com bass tourney in fourth position.
He pulled in 19.86 Ibs. of bass Saturday afternoon to
earn the fourth place spot.


Sports Brief

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 cheerlead-
ing 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.


Woods surges into Masters



lead with 7 straight birdies


By Paul Newberry
AP Sports Writer
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) Tiger
Woods tied a Masters record
with seven straight birdies and
surged past Chris DiMarco to
take a three-stroke lead into Sun-
day's final round at Augusta
National.
The golfers were back on the
course at 8 a.m. to complete the
weather-delayed third round,
with DiMarco holding a four-
shot lead over Woods.
Within an hour, Woods was
on top and in position for his


fourth green jacket. That would majors without a win; his last
tie Arnold Palmer for second- was the 2002 U.S. Open.
most victories in Masters history; DiMarco double bogeyed his
only Jack Nicklaus, with six, has first hole of the day, No. 10, and
won more. struggled to a 41 on the back
Woods shot 65 in the third side. He finished with a 74 after
round, one stroke better than the shooting a pair of 67s to lead
second-round 66 that got him after each of the first two rounds.
back in contention. He opened Woods birdied the final three
the tournament with a 74. holes on the front nine Saturday
"Not bad, huh?" Woods said, before darkness halted play. He
smiling.'"It's been a while, has- kept it up the next day with four
n't it? Most majors, you're not more birdies in a row, capped by
going to be making a whole a 10-footer at the par-5 13th that
bunch of birdies. You're going to drew a defiant pump of his right
be making a bunch of pars." fist and pushed his score 13
Woods has played in 10 under.


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COMPUTER REPAIR
Smith's Custom Computers
405 W. S. Park Street
763-3940
10% off Sales & Service
(excluding Internet Service)
DRY CLEANING
Porter's Dry Cleaners
1700 S. Parrott Ave.
467-1799
10% Discount
ELECTRIC
Big Lake Electric, Inc.
208 S.W. 7th Ave.
357-2744,
10% Discount On All Servcle Repair Calls
FLIGHT TRAINING
Tradewinds Flight School, Inc.
2982 Aviation Way
Fort Pierce
561-460-7766
10% Flight Instruction, Air Craft Rental or Sight
Seeing Tours
Introductory flight $35.00. (Reg. $50)
GROCERY
Crazy Mary's Bent-n-Dent
927 W.S. Park Street
763-5515
5% Off Purchase
Trading Post Indoor Shops
Dent & Bent
3100 Hwy 441 S.
5% Discount
GUTTER SYSTEMS
JT's Guttering Systems
1677 S.W. 8TH ST.
763-7704
FURNITURE
Paula's Furniture
413 S.W. Park St.
357-6700
10% Discount
HEALTH FOOD
Nature's Pantry
417 W.S. Park St.
467-1243
10% OFF all purchase
MASSAGE THERAPY
Marilyn's Massage Center
2303 S. Parrott Ave.
357-1116
Lic #NA0014122
10% OFF 1/2 hour
MIRRORS & VERTICALS
Unique Mirrors & Verticals
302 S.W. 2nd Ave.
467-7372
10% OFF
NURSERY & LANDSCAPING
Pelham Nursery
4333 Hwy. 441 S.E.
467-7415
10% OFF plants

PAWN SHOP
Elliotts Pawn Shop
419 W.S. Park St.
763-5553
10% OFF on all purchases


PHOTO DEVELOPING
Elliotts Quik Foto
& 1 Hour Film Developing
419 W.S. Park St.
763-5553
10% OFF film processing
PLUMBING
Lonnie Price Plumbing
4523 S.E. 30th St.
763-5959
10% Discount on Hourly Labor
PRESSURE CLEANING
Big Lake Pressure Cleaning
4459 S.E. 21st Ct.
357-2773
10% OFF on all, pressure cleaning and painting
REPAIRS
Ray's Repair Service
4341 S.W. 99th Drive
(863) 467-4561
Discount: $5.00 off a $30.00 service call.
REiSTAURANTS
Angus Restaurant
& Club Angus
2054 Hwy. 70 W.
763-2040
$1 OFF Prime Rib Dinner (excluding specials)
SANDBLASTING
Dayton's Sandblasting
6420 Hwy. 98 N.
763-8727
10% OFF all services
STAINED GLASS
Tropical Stained Glass
2900 S.W. 3rd Terr.
467-6263
5% OFF any merchandise
TAX SERVICE
Rapid Tax & Accounting Serv.
3391 Hwy. 441 South
467-1040
10% OFF tax preparation or 3rd month bookkeeping free
TAXI SERVICE
Bardon Taxi
467-0488
10% OFF Fares
WATER TREATMENT
Water Treatment Co.
315 S.W. Park St.
763-1313
50% OFF in store fill up of your
containers

Superior Water Works
601 W. S. Park St.
763-2636
FREE bottled water fill up with
discount card up to 5 gallons

Tri-County Water Treatment
110 S.W. 5th Ave.
357-8668
10% Off Any City Water Treament Package


Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski

Tied for fifth
Jim Wilson finished in a tie with Mike Dillon after the first
day's weigh-in at the Headturners3.com bass tournament
at Okee-Tantie Marina on Saturday. Both men had 19.74
lbs. of bass.


AIR CONDITIONING
Quality A/C & Heating
2800 S.W. 3rd Terr.
467-1545
10% OFF cost to repair any Central A/C
Okeechobee Air Conditioning
312 S.W. 2nd St.
763-8391
10% OFF cost to repair any Central A/C System
(Does not apply w/any other discount)
ALUMINUM GUTTERS
Barry's Seamless Aluminum
Rain Gutters
202 N.E. Greenbriar Ave.
Port St. Lucie, FL
877-878-9682
10% OFF any services
ANTIQUES
Don's Down South Antiques
441 S.E. and 15A
763-2712
10% OFF any purchase
APPLIANCE SERVICE
McKenna's Appliance Repair
Mobile Service 357-1019
10% OFF first service call
Advanced Appliances
Sales & Service
128 S.E. Park St. 467-6037
10% Discount on Service & Sales
ART GALLERY
Absolutely Art Gallery
& Custom Framing
115 S.W. Park St.
357-1199
10% OFF storewide
AUTO
E&E Automotive Clinic Inc.
3585 Hwy. 441 N.
763-2666
5% OFF on selected maintenance services
including tune-ups, oil services, etc.
BARRELS
Darrell's Barrell's
6420 Hwy. 98 N.
763-8727
10% OFF all barrel's
BEAUTY SALONS
Incredible Hair & Nails
2303 S. Parrott Ave.
357-2282
10% OFF any service
BEAUTY SUPPLIES
Trading Post Indoor Shops
AVON
3100 Hwy 441 S.
Free gift with any purchase
BOATS
Big O Boats
1000 N.W. 9th Street
763-8650
$500 OFF 16'6" Twister Flats Boat
CLEANING
AA Honest Cleaning Service
P.O. Box 1784
467-6729
10% Discount
COMPUTER PARTS
T&D Computer Parts
6690 S.E. 88th Trail
467-1107
4% Discount on purchases $1,000 & under
8% Discount on purchases over $1,000


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The Okeechobee News, Monday, April 11,2005 9


At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, April 8,
through Thursday, April 14, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Sahara" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9:05
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,4:15,
7 and 9:05 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15,7 and 9:05 p.m.
Theatre II "Fever Pitch" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre Ill "Miss Congeniality 2"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 4:15 p.m.
Also showing at Theatre Ill-
"Guess Who" (PG-13) 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 at2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Public recycling
drop-off bins open
Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance Facili-
ty, 306 N.W Ninth Ave., and the
Okeechobee Landfill, 10800 N.E.
128th Ave. The vehicle mainte-
nance facility is open from 8 a.m.
until noon and from 1 p.m. until 5
p.m., Monday through Friday. It is
closed on weekends and holidays.
Only recyclable materials such as
newspaper, aluminum and metal
cans, corrugated cardboard, glass
jars and bottles and plastics #1
through #7 are accepted at the
public facilities. Items not accepted
include: plastic shopping bags;
commercial business items; tires;
appliances; electronic devices;
yard trash; household trash; oil,
gas, paint or household hazardous
waste; and, batteries. For more
information: contact Russell Row-
land, county solid waste manager,
at (863) 763-1811; or, Waste Man-
agement of Okeechobee at (863)
357-0111, or (863) 763-4818.
Red Cross
needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Vol-
unteer 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 Pre-
vention. Contact the Okeechobee
Branch of the American Red Cross
at (863) 763-2488 to find out more.
Volunteers for
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care Ombuds-
man Council is seeking volunteers
to serve as advocates for residents
of nursing homes and assisted liv-
ing facilities. Volunteers are special-
ly trained and certified to investi-
gate and resolve resident
complaints and to carry out inspec-
tions of facilities. Licensed social
workers, pharmacists, elder law
attorneys, physicians, nurses and
others with a sincere interest in the
elderly are urged to, apply. Call
Linda Slattery at (772) 595-1385.
Club has
quilts for sale
The Tantie Quilters now have
baby and regular size quilts for
sale. For information, call Margaret
at (863) 467-8020, or Janet at (863)
467-0183.
Birth control for
animals is offered
Martin County A.B.C. Program
is available for Okeechobee resi-
dents. The rates to spay/neuter cats
and dogs are: female cat $15;
male cat $10; female dog $25;
and male dog $25. Applications
may be picked up at the Pen-
nySaver, St. Vincent's, Salvation
Army or Animal Control. For infor-
mation, call (772) 283-4137 or
(772) 336-0339.
Vaccine for


rabies required
The Florida State Animal Law
828.30 Rabies vaccination of
dogs, cats and ferrets. Okeechobee
County Ordinance Sec. 10-111,
>Vaccination against rabies required
and Okeechobee City Ordinance 4-
26, vaccinations. All dogs, cats and
ferrets 4 months and older must be
vaccinated once .a year by a
licensed veterinarian against rabies
with a United States Government
approved vaccine. Animal licenses
are purchased at the Animal Con-
trol facility with proof of current
rabies vaccination. For informa-
tion, call Animal Control at (863)
357-3225.


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

BIRD, MACAU (Parrot),
Multi-Colors. Vic. of Lake-
shore Middle School.
(561)996-0060. Reward.
CAT, White Calico, Female,
Vic. of Wolf Rd. & Eagle
Bay Drive. Lost on Easter
Sunday. (863)763-1457
JACK RUSSEL, M, Brown &
White w/leather collar, 4/
5, R/BAR Estates vic. Re-
ward. (863)634-3223
LOST WALLET Outside of
the Dollar General store
441. Brownish red. Please
call 863-697-6129.
MALTESE DOG- small,
white, has limp, last seen
Hwy 98 by St Lucie Bat-
tery & Tire. (863)634-
3689 or 763-5151 or 467-
8982.


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Employment -
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Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230


ASSISTANT MANAGER
For large cooler operation.
Must be able to operate a
forklift. H.S. Diploma, Com-
petitive salary based on
experience. Apply in person
at Cabbage Florida, 8751
NW 240th St or fax resume
to 863-357-1162
BARBER OR BEAUTICIANS
FT/PT $30 Chair rent or
30% Commission Rocky
(863)763-7396

CLEAN PERSON NEEDED
Must be 18 yrs of age
Apply in person
ARS POWERSPORTS.
Daily Work/Daily Pay.
Report 6am @ 105 SW 3rd
Ave @ Labor Finders.
863-467-9193

DIESEL MECHANIC- want-
ed Salary negotiable:
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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-
ple First at https://jobs.mvflorida.com/index.html or
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.


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team environment, Strong customer
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Apply in person at:
269 NW 9th Street
or Fax resume to:
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Certified Dietary Manager
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Full Time w/Benefits
Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th Street


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SECRETARY NEEDED
Real Estate Department
............................in Busy Law Office .
Seeks: Secretary/Legal Assistant.
Seeking Responsible, Well-Organized
Individual with Real Estate/Legal
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knowledge of Word Perfect preferred.
Salary commensurate with experience.
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nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
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Okeechobee Health Care Facility
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Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th Street


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


ESTIMATOR
Wanted for construction job
for Underground Utilities,
streets & sewer.
(863)763-2838.
FULL TIME
LEGAL ASSISTANT
SECRETARY
East Coast law firm, serving
the Tredsure Coast for 29
years, is expanding its firm
to Okeechobee. Applicant
must be experienced in
Real Estate or Civil Litiga-
tion, preferably both. Sala-
ry commensurate with ex-
perience. Send resume to
Wes Harvin, c/o Harvin,
Harvin & Pinnock, LLP,
Suite 210-B, Stuart, Fl.
34994
General Office Duties, need
experience in Excel and
Word. Fax resume to 863-
763-6337.
HELPER Needed For install-
ing Hurricane Shutters.
$10 hr to start, will train
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Service Electrician &
Petroleum Technician
Clean driving record,
DFWP, 401k, paid
holidays/vacation.
Wilson Petroleum
Equipment
(772)468-3689
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Mechanical back ground
Career Oppt. Okee. 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
We are growing!
With ournew mini-mart Ft.
Drum Citgo has new op-
portunities for career em-
ployment or part-time po-
sition s. Competitive pay,
benefits and mileage reim-
bursement. Will train re-
sponsible people. Shift po-
sitions available for cash-
iers, drivers and fuel ser-
vice attendants.
Apply at Ft. Dium Citgo,
mm184, Fl., Turnpike
(863)763-9383 DFWP.


MEDICAL ASSIST NEEDED:
For Surgeons Office in
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resume: 772-283-4919
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school. (863)634-3452.
BABYSITTER NEED: In my
home for 8 mo. old child.
Mon. & Wed. 5:30p-8:30p
Call 863-801-3364
DRIVE YOUR CAR
To Port St. Lucie at
3:15pm M-F. $200. per wk
Call (772)215-6918.
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Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 415
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Services Offered 425
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Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
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 & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment;/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps-Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies./
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740



AIR CONDITIONER: 2005 3
Ton Package Unit w/Heat.
Never installed. $1150.
(954)309-8659
AIR CONDS- (1)- 3 ton, (1)-
5 ton, used 6 months,
$750 for both will sell sep-
arate. (239)243-6083.
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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
MAKER- 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.
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RECLINER, LANE, w/rocker
& swivel, cream with light
green stripes, $200.
(863)467-8681



EASY GO GOLF CART
restored
$2200
(863)692-2229
GOLF CLUBS- 30 Misc,
clubs, incld sets, $6.00
each, 2 bags $7 each.
(863)946-3123.
GOLF CLUBS, Wilson &
Spalding, 2 Sets w/metal
woods. $190 for both, will
sep. 863-946-3123
WORK CART- 4 seater,
truckbed, 36V, with charg-
er, good condition, $1100.
(863)697-2033.



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


STEPPER, BIKE, & Multi
Task Upright weight
bench, must see, $200
neg. (863)467-2292.
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WEDDING BANDS, Trio Set,
white gold, diamonds,
$600. (863)467-0108



ALASKAN DIAMOND WIL-
LOW (2)- beautiful pattern,
$200 neg. (863)763-7584
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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-C.olor, 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 /2 yrs old, good
w/older kids & adults,
$300, (863)357-0147.
Peach & White Doves, (2),
old enough to eat on their
own, $20 each. (863)675-
6214 aft 6 pm.
REDBONE HOUND MIX,
5yrs. Couch potato. Needs
loving home. Great com-
panion. (863)467-0380.



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



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


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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 ?35
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry, Supplies 860
Seeds.'Plants,
Flowers 865


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

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

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



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

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


RIDING MOWER Snapper,
28" cut, 10 hp Briggs &
Stratton. Exc. cond., $600
best offer. 863-983-4397

ROTO TILLER, Craftsman,
6.0 hp, 17", Used approx.
8 times. Like new. Asking
$600. (863)763-2775


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Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos.'
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 93-5
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space
Rent 960





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


FORT DRUM, 2 Bdrm., 2
Ba, garage. Quite country
setting. Small pet okay.
Fenced yard Monthly or
seasonal. (305)944-
2721.


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



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


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


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 10.15


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views. Near Asheville NC.
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down, balance financed
12 months at 4.49% fixed,
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Any Condition, fast closing.
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Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020



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



FLEETWOOD '93, 14'x 50',
2br, 1 ba, Needs to be
moved. $2500. 863-675-
6651 aft 6pm
OKEECHOBEE '93, 14'x48',
2br 1ba w/20'x 42' FI/Rm
by Canal. $24,000 firm
863-763-6514
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
Ca mpers,'RVs 3010
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessories 3020)
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 30303
Sport VehiclesATVs 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 & Trailerw/
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


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, 101/4 x 12.
$125. (863)763-7609.


KAWASAKI NINJA 250 '94
$1500. (863)635-3439




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 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Whel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 404-5
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070


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

Dodge Dart Swinger, '73,
blue, raised rear, orig.
slant 6, $1500. (863)635-
4357 aft 5.
DODGE SHADOW '93, Con-
vertible. Good cond. Runs
good. New tires. $1400
neg. (863)946-1728


Employment
Full Time 201


ALUMINUM AWNINGS 3,
40"W x 60"L, 45"W x
42"H, 75"W x 49"H. $350.
Will Sep. 863-467-6102
BREAKER BOX- Siemens,
125 amp, with breakers,
$65. (863)467-8160.

LUMBER, Pressure Treated,-
4x4x10. Approx. 150.
$1500 value. $900 for all,
will sep. (863)843-0058
RIDGE CAP- new, brown,
steel, 60 feet, 26 gauge,
$120. (863)357-5754.




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



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


LADIES BOOTS Brand new,
Tony Lama, Black cherry
w/lizard. 7, 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, $200. (772)461-8822
PAINTING of Loxahatchee
River by I. Fletcher of Jupi-
ter '50's. $200. (772)461-
8822



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


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

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

CEDAR CHEST
$50. (863)763-9647

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

Coffee Table, 2 end tables
& sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $300/
all. (863)674-0467.
COUCH & LOVESEAT, Bas-
set, Floral design. $150 for
both. (863)467-0924

DINING RM SET, seats 10.
w/6ch's., lighted hutch.
Sacrifice for $1,000. in
Okee. (863)467-2132.
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

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
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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


Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Bale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property1080



BACK ON THE MARKET
2BR/2BA w/in house
pool located @ J & S
fish camp on lake
Okeechobee today re-
duced to $140,000
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GENERATOR, Hobart 4500,
140 amp AC welder with
leads. Gas, still in crate.
$900. (561)662-3335.
METAL LATHE Sheldon 10"
Swing x 44" Bed. 115 volt,
single phase w/acces.
$1000 (863)763-0618
SAW, Table Style, Crafts-
man, 10". 27x40" Table.
$150. (863)763-7584

TABLE SAW (2) Beachtop
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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
OLDS. DELTA 88, '86- 2dr,
90K orig miles, excellent
condition, $10000 or best
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PONTIAC GRAND AM, '92,
runs, needs some work,
body in good shape, $600.
(239)462-7342
SUZUKI SIDE KICK 1995, 4
Door, White. $1000
(912)713-4859

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


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



CLASSIC JEEP CHEROKEE
'85 runs & in good shape
$1250 or best offer
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JEEP WRANGLER, '92-
4x4, $1800 neg. Call for
more information.
(863)697-3656.


GOLF CART, '97, Take off
Club Car Body, $175. Or
best offer. (863)675-
1472.
GOLF CART, Club Car, late
model, reconditioned, gas
& electric, $1495,
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ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John
Deere or Kawasaki Mule.
$900. (863)692-2229.
FORD BRONCO, '79 parts
only, $300. ISUZU PUP
'85- parts only, $150.
(863)763-5147.


OLDS TORNADO '88, Blue,
Needs work. Nice body.
Doesn't run. $200 best of-
fer. (863)467-0987
TAILGATE for Ford F250
Pickup, navy blue, New
$424 Now $350. or best
offer. 863-677-1407
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
Chevy C10 Stepside, '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.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO. 2004 CA 323
CHASE MANHATTAN
MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ELLEN M. TYSON, et al.,
Oefendant(s).
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated March 29, 2005, and
entered in Case No. 2004 CA 323,
of the Circuit Court of the NINE-
TEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for
OKEECHOBEE County, Florida
wherein CHASE MANHATTAN
MORTGAGE CORPORATION is
Plaintiff and ELLEN M. TYSON, et
al., are Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash in
the Courthouse, in OKEECHOBEE,
OKEECHOBEE County, Florida,
11:00 AM o'clock on the 2nd day
of May, 2005, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said
Final Judgement, to wit:
LOT 81, TREASURE ISLAND
UNIT 11A, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 56,. PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA a/k/a 4505
SE 23rd Court, Okeechobee,
Florida 34974
DATED this 29th day of March,
2005.
Sharon Robertson
As Clerk of said Court
By: /s/ Landy Wherrell
As Deputy Clerk
564636 ON 4/4 11/05


FLATBED TRAILER '93, 16'
L, bumper pull w/tandem
axles. DoVetail & ramps.
$995 863-983-7734

GOOSENECK '95 Stock/
Horse Trir., 12 Ft. long w/
tandem axles. Exc. cond.
$1995 863-983-7734

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


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


Dodge Caravan, '92, good
mtr, 3.3 V6, needs trans.,
$800 neg. 863-261-2369/
532-8002.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, GENERAL
JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NUMBER: 2005-CA-30
HOUSEHOLD FINANCE
CORPORATION III,
a Delaware corporation
Plaintiff,
vs.
PATRICIA A JONES, et.al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Final Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure dated March 29, 2005
entered in Case No. 220-CA-30 of
the Circuit court in and for Okee-
chobee County, Florida, wherein
HOUSEHOLD FINANCE COPORA-
TION III, a Delaware Corporation is
the Plaintiff and PATRICIA A.
JONES, et.al., are the Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best bid-
der for cash, at the Front Steps of1
the Okeechobee County Court-
house, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okee-
chobee, Florida 34972 at 11:00 AM
on 2nd day of May, 2005 the fol-
lowing described property, as set
forth in said'Final Summary Judg-
ment of Foreclosure, to wit:
LOT 5, BLOCK 3, DIXIE RANCH
ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 33 OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
DATED this 29th day of March,
2005.
C SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Landy Wherrell
Deputy Clerk
565042 ON 04/04,11/05
LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
The Workforce Development
Board of the Treasure
Coast,- Region 20 is solic-
iting proposals for Legal
Services. Minority busi-
nesses, and local entities
are encouraged to bid. A
copy of the RFP may be
accessed through the In-
ternet at www.tcjobs.org,
or a copy may be picked
upr at the Board's Admin-
istrative Offices at 9350 S.
U.S. #1, City Center, 'Port
St. Lucie between the
hours of 8:00 a.m. and
4:30 p.m., Monday
through Friday. Proposals
are due by 4:30 p.m. April
29, 2005.
566705 ON 4/11/2005



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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No: 2005 DR 000210
Christine M. Francis,
Petitioner
and
Richard L. Francis,
Respondent
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: Richard L. Francis
2406 NE Senic Drive,
Apt #20
Lanesvitle, IN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action has been fii ed against
you and that you are required
to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on
Chnstine Francis whose ad-
dress is 8001 SE 57th Dr.,
Okeechobee, FL 34974 on or
before and file tle original
with the clerk of this Court at
304 N.W. 2nd St, Okeecho-
bee, FL 34972, before ser-
vice on Petitioner or immedi-
ately thereafter. If you fail to
do so, a default may be en-
tered against you for the re-
lief demand in tho petition.
Copies of all court docu-
ments in this case, including
orders, are available at the
Clerk of the Circuit Court's
office. You may review these
documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's office no-
tified of your current ad-
dress. Future papers in this
lawsuit will he mailed to the
address on record at the
clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Law Rules of
Procedure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of doc-
uments and information.
Failure to comply can result
in sanctions, including dis-
missal or striking of plead-
ings.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF
THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Arlene Nealis
Deputy Clerk
Dated: March 28, 2005
564416 ON 4/4,11,18,25/05

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THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CASE NO. 2004-CA-197
BANK OF AMERICA. NA,
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER
TO NATIONSBANK,
Plaintiff, et.al.,
vs
PAUL BONKOSKY; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF PAUL BONKOSKY;
ELSIE LEASE, UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF ELSIE LEASE; MILDRED
PROVENCE A/K/A MILDRED S.
PROVENCE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF MILDRED PROVENCE A/K/A
MILDRED S. PROVENCE; ANCIENT
OAKS R.V. RESORT
CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION,
INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgement of Fore-
closure dated January 18, 2005,
and entered in Case No. 2004-CA-
197, of the Circuit Court of the
Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and
for Okeechobee County, Florida,
wherein BANK OF AMERICA, NA,
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NA-
TIONSBANK, is a Plaintiff and
PAUL BONKOSKY; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF PAUL BONKOSKY; EL-
SIE LEASE, UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF ELSIE LEASE; MILDRED PRO-
VENCE A/K/A MILDRED S. PRO-
VENCE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
MILDRED PROVENCE A/K/A MIL-
DRED S. PROVENCE; ANCIENT
OAKS R.V. RESORT CONDOMIN-
IUM ASSOCIATION, INC.; UN-
KNOWN TENANT are the Defen-
dants. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at Okeechobee
County Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd
St., Okeechobee, Fl, at 11:00 AM
on April 29,2005, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said
Final Judgment to wit:
CONDOMINIUM UNIT 17,
BUILDING 5, ANCIENT OAKS
RV RESORT 1, ACCORDING
TO THE DECLARATION OF
CONDOMINIUM THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN OFFICIAL
RECORDS BOOK 255, PAGE
916, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA;
TOGETHER WITH A 1984
PARK MOBILE HOME
DATED March 29, 2005
Sharon Robertson
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Landy Wherrell
As Deputy Clerk
565049 ON 04/04,11/05


State boating fatalities continue to increase


Florida's 2004 boating statis-
tics are out, and again they are
sobering.
.The number of registered
boats in Florida soared to 982,907
in 2004, compared to 978,225 in
2003. Boating fatalities jumped to
68 in 2004 from 64 in 2003, In fact,
fatality numbers have increased
slowly since 2000 when Florida
had its lowest number of boating
fatalities in many years.
Monroe County reported the
highest number of accidents and
injuries, 98 and 57 respectively.
Pinellas County reported the high-
est number of fatalities with
seven. Palm Beach County report-
ed the highest property damage
figures at $8.69 million, including
one incident that accounted for
$8 million of that total. The sec-
ond-highest ,property damage
occurred in Miami-Dade County
with $1.2 million.
Even the good news wasn't
really good. The statistic that
recreational boating accidents
dipped to 743 from 1,005 in 2003
reflects a change in the amount of
damage an accident has to
involve before it counts. In 2003,
an accident had to involve $500
damage to be included in the sta-
tistics. They had to involve $2,000
in damage to make the cut in
2004 due to a change in the law.
Statistics indicate experienced
boaters may fall prey to a false
sense of security. In fact, more
than half the boat. operators
involved in fatal boating accidents
last year had more than 100 hours


of boat operation experience.
The typical boating accident
victim is not a child or adolescent.
He's a 22- to 50-year-old male
with many hours of experience in
operating a vessel. In most cases,
if he sustained an injury, it was
not life threatening. If he did not
survive the accident,'most likely
he drowned, because he thought
it uncomfortable, unbecoming or
unnecessary to wear a life jacket
- even if he couldn't swim.
Drowning continued to be the
leading cause of death in Florida's
boating accidents (65 percent).
FWC boating safety officials
and officers encourage boaters to
consider life jackets to be similar
to seatbelts when it comes to their
life-saving potential. New types of
inflatable life jackets especially
the waist-pack variety are light-
weight and hardly noticeable
when worn.
"It simply makes sense to wear


one when you're on the water,"
said FWC Capt. Richard Moore.
"It's like the seatbelt in your car. If
you aren't wearing it when you
find yourself a few seconds from a
collision, you may have waited
too late."
Also, excessive alcohol use
continued to be the leading cause
of boating fatalities in 2004. The
effects of alcohol may be even
greater on boat operators than
vehicle operators because the
combination of wave action, hot
sun and physical exertion from
being on the water compounds
.the influence alcohol consump-
.tion can have on people.
"As with cars on land, it's
always best for boats to be oper-
ated by someone who hasn't
been consuming alcoholic bever-
ages," Capt. Moore said. "Desig-
nated drivers can save lives on
boats, just like they do on high-
ways."


Community Events

Grace Christian Schools seek help
Grace Christian Schools need the help of the community and are
seeking tax deductible donations to'help rebuild their 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,.


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Capt. Moore said other sugges-
tions for having safe experiences
on Florida's waters include taking
a boating safety course, filing a
float plan with a friend or relative
each time you take to the water
and making sure you have the
proper safety equipment in work-


ing order. For boat operators age
21 or younger, the boater safety
course is a requirement not
merely a suggestion for legally
operating a vessel with 10 or
more horsepower in Florida.
More information about boat-
ing accidents and boating safety is


available online at MyFWC.com.
Click on "Boating".
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under-the-influence law viola-
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