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Vol. 96 No. 103



Inside

Central students
enjoyed Field Day
First grade enjoyed our
Field Day. We would like to
thank our coaches for organiz-
ing it and all the people who
helped to make it a fun experi-
ence for all. We would also
like to thank everyone who
helped with our egg hunt. In
math, we are counting
money, telling time, and learn-
ing about the calendar.
Page 3

Termite threatens
Florida homes
FORT LAUDERDALE -
Another highly destructive ter-
mite a close relative of the
Formosan "super termite"
that's gnawing its way across
many Southern states has
become established in South
Florida, according to University
of Florida researchers.
"The Asian subterranean
termite, a major pest in tropical
areas such as Brazil and the
West Indies, was not consid-
ered to be a serious threat to
Florida until now," said Nan-
Yao Su, a professor of entomol-
ogy with UF's Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences, or
UF/IFAS. "I thought it could not
survive north of the tropics, and
I am puzzled by its rapid spread
in South Florida."
Page5

Pool player vies
for national event
Emilio Suarez started play-
ing pool as a youngster, but
never took the game seriously
- it was just a way to pass the
time with friends.
But one evening several
years ago a buddy watched
him play and suggested that he
join a billiards league.
"I like the game, so I figured
why not," said Suarez.
He joined the Treasure
Coast APA Pool League run by
Ron Maynard. This league is
one of 12 in Florida and covers
Martin, St. Lucie and Okee-
chobee counties.
"Emilio usually does well
every time he plays," stated
Maynard. "He plays on two
local teams out of Alibi's
Lounge in Okeechobee. He's a
level-three player in 9-ball com-
petition and a level-four player
in 8-ball. He is veryvaluable to
the team due to individual
handicapping."
Sports, Page 7

Drought Index
Current: 151
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels


15.34 feet


Lake level
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Wednesday, April 13, 2005


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Landfill talks hit impasse


By Katrina Elsken
Okeechobee News
Waste Management Inc., of
Florida will not take over solid
waste disposal for Glades County.
After nearly two years of nego-
tiations and more than $200,000 in
legal fees, Waste Management Inc,
of Florida has declared an
impasse.
In an April 11 letter to Mike
Davis, the attorney representing
Glades County's interest in the


landfill proposal, David Green, vice
president of the Central Florida
Market Area for Waste Manage-
ment, stated the company will
honor the interim disposal agree-
ment while Glades County seeks
other options.
Under the interim agreement,
solid waste is trucked from Glades
County to the regional landfill in
Okeechobee County.
"Waste Management respond-
ed to the county's solid waste dis-
posal alternatives in August 2003,"


Mr. Green wrote. "After being
ranked first on our base bid and
first on our alternate bid in Sep-
tember 2003, we commenced a
dialogue with the county about
the process to be used to negotiate
a definite agreement or agree-
ments between the parties."
Mr. Green stated that under the
agreement, the negotiations were
to be open to the public. Waste
Management agreed to pay for the
county's professional fees
incurred in the negotiating


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Rico, a 9-month old Pit Bull, had no problem adjusting to the water of Lake Okee-
chobee. This was the first time Rico had ever been at the lake, and it appeared that he
took an instant liking to the cool water. Rico and his family visited Okee-Tantie Park and
Marina Sunday afternoon to watch the weigh-ins of the Headturners3.com bass tour-
nament. Rico is owned by Justin Jarrell.


R.O.A.D. meets with officials


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Hopefully, as a result of a
meeting Monday afternoon there
will be closer communication
and coordination between coun-
ty officials and the group
R.O.A.D. (Rebuilding Okee-
chobee After Disaster) that will
result in better hurricane recov-
ery efforts.
The objectives of R.O.A.D,
which is composed of Okee-
chobee faith-based and non-
profit agencies, are to provide
coordinated management of
long-term recovery efforts, assist
individuals who do not have ade-
quate personal resources and to
advocate for ongoing prepared-
ness for future disaster.
Representatives of the various
organizations participating in
R.O.A.D. met with Okeechobee
County Commission Chairman


John Abney, Okeechobee Coun-
ty Administrator George Long
and several county employees to
discuss items of mutual interest.
Sonny Williamson of Okee-
chobee Non-Profit Housing stat-
ed that the different entities need
to know what everyone is doing
and to formulate a good compre-
hensive plan.
Wayne Brown of the Salva-
tion Army noted that R.O.A.D.
wants to hire a full-time director
who understands construction.
They also want to hire casework-
ers, a construction supervisor
and a coordinator of volunteers.
He mentioned the visit March
7-18 of volunteers from the Chris-
tian Reformed World Relief Com-
mittee who did a needs assess-
ment survey. He said the results
of this survey are being priori-
tized.
Mr. Brown said R.O.A.D.
wanted to work with builders


and material suppliers to receive
donations or discounted goods
and services.
Stan Wickett of Florida Inter-
faith Network in Disaster said the
storm damage was so great that
recovery is beyond the capacity
of faith-based and social service
organizations. He said that coun-
ty government and businesses
need to be involved, and he
called for cooperation between
R.O.A.D. and the county.
Mr. Wickett said the exact
details of the relationship
between the county and
R.O.A.D. would be worked out
over time.
He went on to emphasize the
importance of R.O.A.D. and the
county working together in such
areas as permitting and inspect-
ing, so county officials will feel
comfortable that competent peo-
See Meeting Page 2


process. The initial proposal was to use a transfer station in Glades
to pay up to $100,000 for these -County for solid waste collection
legal fees. within the county. From there,
In January 2004, Waste Man-' solid waste would be transported
agement and Glades County start- to Waste Management's regional
ed the process of trying to reach a landfill in neighboring Okee-
mutually acceptable agreement, chobee County. The glass recy-
Mr. Green wrote. In August 2004, cling plant was a financial incen-
Waste Management delivered two tive for the county, since it would
separate agreements to the county increase the tax base and also pro-
- one for solid waste disposal and vide jobs.
one for a glass recycling facility to 'After almost four months with
be sited in Glades County.
Waste Management proposed See Landfill Page 2


Mom accused



of selling



daughters


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A 39-year-old Okeechobee
woman has been arrested after
she allegedly sold one of her
daughters for a car, and forced
her youngest daughter into pros-
titution.
The woman, whose name is
being withheld to protect the
juvenile girls, has been charged
with two counts of aggravated
child abuse and two counts of
sexual performance by a child.
She is currently being held in the
Okeechobee Co4nty Jail under a
$400,000 bond.
According to Detective K.J.
Ammons of the Okeechobee


County Sheriff's Office, the
woman's youngest daughter is
currently three months preg-
nant. The detective's report said
the girl, who is now 12 years old,
became pregnant after having
unprotected sex. She was 11
when her mother first forced her
to have sex with a man, contin-
ued the report.
He went on to say the mother
would collect $20 each time a
man had sex with the younger
daughter.
The older daughter, who
refused to be used as prostitute,
was allegedly sold to a man by
her mother, said the detective.


See Arrest


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Commissioners


will discuss




road ordinance


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Roads, sludge, storm mitiga-
tion, grants, zoning changes and
plat approvals are topics that will
be discussed by Okeechobee
County Board of County Com-
missioners at their meeting
tomorrow.
Commissioners will consider
a resolution proposed by County
Attorney John Cassels at their
last meeting that will clarify exist-
ing ordinances concerning the
issuance of building permits on


substandard roads and to pro-
vide for transition rules in regard
to platted subdivision where
substandard roads exist within
the county right-of-way.
Building official Bill Royce
said this proposed resolution
would make his job easier by
clarifying and standardizing pro-
cedures.
The problem comes from the
older platted subdivisions.
Today, a developer would have
See Road Page 2


South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

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Community Events ... .4
Crossword ........ .14
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City to narrow its list of


applicants for administrator


By Maria Chandler
Okeechobee News
The City of Okeechobee
has whittled its list of appli-
cants for the position of city
administrator to 14.
Bill Veach resigned his city
administrator post in February
to take a similar position in
Flagler Beach.
City Attorney John Cook
worked with Mr. Veach during
the month of February to learn
the duties of a city administra-
tor. Mr. Cook has been serving
as the interim city administra-
tor since March 1.
The position was adver-
tised in newspapers and on
the Internet beginning Feb. 2.
The deadline for applica-
tions was March 29.
A total of 40 applications


were received, but 10 of those
have taken jobs elsewhere.
Members of the Okee-
chobee City Council will dis-
cuss the 14 applicants at their
April 19 meeting. They will
then come up with a 'short list'
from those applications and
call them in for interviews.
The city numbered the
applications by which they
were received by mail.
The applicants are:
1. Willie Albert Sauls of
Okeechobee. He is employed
by the Martin County School
District. His work perform-
ance includes overseeing the
daily functions of school trans-
portation and adjusting the
department budget. Mr. Sauls
has school board experience
and 12 years in management.


2. Gary Kuckel of Estero.
He is self employed. His work
performance includes consult-
ing. Mr. Kuckel has 26 years of
experience in' city govern-
ment. He was a city manager
for 14 years and an assistant
manager for two years.
3. Joseph Miranti of St.
Cloud. He is currently
employed by the Orange
County Board of County Com-
missioners. Mr. Miranti has
county and state government
experience. He also has two
years of experience on Florida
legislative committees.
4. Thorn Mead of Maine.
Mr. Mead is currently
employed with Ira Motor
Group. His work performance
See List- Page 2


Staff photo/Loma Jablonski
Keeping cool
Not everyone wanted to bask in the sun last weekend at
Okee-Tantie Campground and Marina. This bird found a
great spot to watch the water from under the branches of
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no response from the county, we
received an extensive rewrite of
both agreements under cover letter
dated Dec. 16, 2004. The revised
agreement had many new and
unacceptable terms," Mr. Green
stated.
Calling the negotiations "diffi-
cult, time consuming and expen-
sive," Mr. Green noted that Waste
Management has already spent
$200,000 on Glades County's pro-
Sb fessional fees and has received a
bill for another $45,000.
"The amounts for fees and
expenses already incurred are
excessive and far and above any
sums that were anticipated and
that have been historically encoun-
tered in such transactions," he
wrote. "It appears there is no end to
the amount of attorney's fees and
other expenses that would be
incurred in this process with no
assurance of reaching an agree-
ment."
Mr. Green said the revised agree-
ment the county submitted also
included many provisions Waste
Management had never agreed to
and would not agree to. For exam-
ple, the county's version required
Waste Management to take on the
obligation for any existing environ-
mental problems at the county
landfill. The county's version
required Waste Management to
use as many solid waste transfer
stations as the county wanted,
instead of the one transfer station
.Waste Management agreed to
install. The draft agreement was
also modified to change the per ton
waste disposal rate of $38.50 to
e $27.67 for the first 24 months of the
_ contract.
"It is obvious we are so far apart
-- that further attempts to resolve
these matters will be futile," Mr.
Green concluded.
At the April 4 2 meeting, the
Glades County Commissioners
considered .their options and
agreed to contact the other compa-
nies that had responded to the orig-
inal request for proposals,
"We've put a lot of time money
into this," said Commission Chair-
man K.S. Jones. "I hate to outright
drop it and start with someone
else."
SCommissioner Paul Beck said


he was quite surprised when he
read the letter. He added that he
learned from a Waste Management
representative that they are already
making plans to site the glass recy-
cling plant in another county.
Trying to get Waste Manage-
ment to reconsider and reopen
negotiations would be "beating a
dead horse," he said.
"We can't make them negoti-
ate," agreed Commissioner Russell
Echols.
Commissioner Alvin Ward said
the whole process was "taking a lot
longer than any of us thought it
would."
"Time is clicking away," he
added.
Mr. Davis said whether or not
the county is now obligated to
open negotiations with the next
company on the list depends on
how the original request for pro-
posal was written.
"I don't think you have to nego-
tiate with all of these vendors, no
matter how long it takes," he said.
The commissioners asked
county staff to contact the other
vendors who submitted proposals
and determine what the options
are for discussion in two. weeks at
their next meeting.
Mr. Echols said in future
requests for proposal, he does not
want to use the ranking system. He
said he would like to have compet-
ing vendors meet with the commis-
sion and put all the options on the
table.
Donna Storter, who spoke as a
member of the public, said many
of the changes made to Waste
Management's proposal were
never discussed at public meetings.
"Since the attorneys and county
manager were marking up the con-
tract, changing things that were not
discussed at county commission
meetings, it was perceived by
Waste Management that another
committee was negotiating instead
of the county commission," she
said.
Ms. Storter said she read
through all of the county commis-
sion meeting transcripts and is sure
these things were not discussed in
the public meetings. She added
that the commissioners may have
been individually discussing the
contract with the county manager
or attorneys.
"It was a learning experience,"
she said.


Meeting

Continued From Page 1
pie are doing the work.
Mr. Williamson said grant funds
would come easier if there was a
good comprehensive plan and
cooperation between the various
agencies involved.
Mr. Wickett said he was work-
ing on such a comprehensive plan,
but he would need the county's
help. He added that volunteer
laborers would not come unless
there was the organization and
structure provided by a compre-
hensive plan.
Mr. Williamson said it was


Road

Continued From Page 1
to put in streets to meet county
standards.
Commissioners are also sched-
uled to hear an update from Deb-
bie Belcher of Roumelis Planning
and Development Services on the
status of grants applied for at an
emergency meeting on April 4.
At that time, the county author-
ized application for a Community
Development Block Grant (CDBG)
in the amount of $4,375,000 for sev-
eral community improvement proj-
ects including $2,272,500 for
Okeechobee Utility Authority
(OUA) to use for plant expansion.
Commissioners will consider an
ordinance to delete the sections of


important to set priorities and a
time line to determine "which hor-
net you swat first."
Rev. Bruce Simpson, pastor of
the First United Methodist Church,
said one of R.O.A.D.'s objectives is
to repair damaged houses for peo-
ple now in trailers provided by the
Federal Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA).
Mr. Wickett told the group that
caseworkers are assigned to hurri-
cane victims, and that the case-
worker walks with them through
the entire process to make sure as
few people as possible fall through
the cracks.
Sister Elinor Sevigny of Okee-
chobee Non-Profit Housing said
there are two basic needs -


the county's sludge ordnance deal-
ing with permitting of trucks, appli-
cation sites and record keeping.
The ordinance was adopted in the
summer of 2003 but no mecha-
nism was established for enforcing
it.
Three public hearings will be
held concerning zoning change
requests.
Commissioners will also enter-
tain four requests for preliminary
plat approval.
The afternoon session will be
devoted to a discussion of priority
issues.
In other action, the board is
expected to:
receive the annual report of
the Workforce Development Board
and the results of the recent work-
force summit;
receive comments from Jill


money and housing for volunteers.
Rev. Simpson suggested putting
trailers at the Okeechobee County
Agri-Civic Center on S.R. 70 E. to
house volunteer workers.
Mr. Long said he would have to
take that up with the commission-
ers.
Verdi Culpepper of FEMA said
her organization is going to each
family in travel trailers and asking
them for their plan of recovery.
They are then documenting the
progress of each family toward get-
ting back into their own housing.
She also stated that if people
were caught misusing their FEMA
funds, they would not receive any
more money from that agency.


Igert of the Florida Department of
Emergency Management concern-
ing the county's intention to create
and permit housing opportunities
for families affected by the 2004
hurricane season;
receive comments from Lt.
Col. Gary Owen of the Civil Air
Patrol concerning a meeting place
for a new squadron in Okee-
chobee;
receive comments from the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office concerning requirements for
employees for carnivals, fairs and
circuses;
reschedule the May 12 and
June 23 meetings;
appoint one member to the
Early Learning Coalition; and,
discuss a non-resident fee for
the use of library computers.


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includes sales. Mr. Mead has
- been a firefighter, police officer
and engineer.
5. Dennis Sparks of
Hopewell, Va. He is employed
with the County of Lander. His
work performance includes
managing the county and super-

vising five department heads.
Mr. Sparks was the city manager
for three years and county man-
ager for eight years.
6. Eva Lunder of Barnesville,
Ohio. She is employed with the
Department of Development of
the Community Improvement
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Corporation -- Belmont County.
Her work performance includes
creating 35 jobs and completion
of water, sewer, roads and utili-
ties for an industrial park. Ms.
Lunder has been an administra-
tor, grant writer and zoning
investigator.
7. Alan Robert Shatto of
Okeechobee. He is employed
with the Glades County Board of
County Commissioners. He
worked for Glades County and
Okeechobee County in the plan-
ning and zoning departments.
8. Eric Albert Strahl of Rhode
Island. He is currently not
employed. Mr. Strahl has been a
city administrator and a city
manager.


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9. Diana Jean Murack of.
Wabasha, Minn. She is currently
employed with LT. Enterprises.
Ms. Murack was a city adminis-
trator and a Main Street director
for four years. She has a mas-
ter's degree in planning. She
was also the administrator for
the University of North Dakota
Medical School.
10. Dr. Douglas Roger Hall Jr.
of Vanleer, Tenn. He was a police
officer and has taught college for
12 years at Austin Peay State Uni-
versity.
11. Francis James Vensel of
Okeechobee. He is employed
with the Okeechobee County
School Board and teaches all
subjects scheduled. Mr. Vensel
worked for the Marriott Interna-
tional Corporation for a period
of 10 years.
12. Frederick Lamar Hilliard
of Radford, Va. Mr. Hilliard
works for the New River
Resource Authority, where he
assists with the development
and operations of a regional
landfill. He was an administra-
tive aide to the manager for two
years and a manager for a year
in the town of Mount Jackson.
13. Donald Henry St. Georges
of Tamarac. He is employed with
DHS Consulting Services. He is a
certified governmental account-
ant and public purchases officer.
He was the director of finance
and director of information tech-
nology for the City of Lauderdale
Lakes.
14. Brian Whitehall of Illinois.
Mr. Whitehall is employed with
the City of Aledo. He has 25
years of city government experi-
ence during which five were
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She is currently 14 years old.
"She was sold to a man for a
Mercury Cougar," said the detec-
tive. "But, he never gave the mother
the vehicle."
Detective Ammons said the car
has an estimated value of between
$500 and $1,000.
That 23-year-old man has since
been arrested. He is charged with
sexual performance by a child and
was booked into the county jail in
lieu of $100,000 bond.
Both girls have since been
turned over to the Department of
Children and Families (DCF).
In his report, Detective Ammons
states that the youngest girl told him
that her mother pulled her and her
sister out of school because she was


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whatwas happening.
"She said she was a good stu-
dent and made A's and B's, and all
she wants to do is go back to
school," said the detective of the
youngest girl's statement to him.
He said DCF will get the girls
back into school, but they will not
be returned to the schools in which
they were originally enrolled.
The detective's report states that
the youngest girl said the reason her
mother was prostituting her was for
food, and that sometimes after hav-
ing sex the men would allow her
and her mother to take a shower.
The girl, however, reportedly
told the detective she didn't take a
shower because she just "wanted
to get gone."
Detective Ammons said the
mother and her younger daughter
were living out of their car.


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First grade enjoyed our Field
Day. We would like to thank our
coaches for organizing it and all
the people who helped to make
it a fun experi-
ence for all. We/
would also like

who helped
with our eggi
hunt. In math,
we are counting money, telling
time, and learning about the cal-
endar. Students of the Week are:
Maria Olivares, Jose Orozco,
Cole Tingle, Katelan Bozeman,
Jose Hernandez, Jordan Lawlis,
Orbelin Calvillo, Angelo Wells,
and Fred Bradley. Happy Birth-
day to the following students:
Mario Munoz, Adrian Vasquez,
Rachel Williams, Nilo Martinez,
Marissa Kerce, Rusty Trammel,
and Jakayla Moore.
Wow! Miss Walsh's class has
been doing a fabulous job at
completing their first skill
wheels. Austin, Steven, Carlos,
Lovie, and Saul have all mas-
tered their wheels and had the
opportunity to pick from the
prize corner. Way to go! Jordan,
Brandie, and Sherry Ann are fol-
lowing close behind. As Ms.
Davis states, "The wheels of
learning never stop". That is so
true and with that in mind,
Room 27 is now going to be
entering the realm of time and
-money. The students have also
done well with their reading
comprehension and we are
always building on those skills
through spelling, silent reading,
shared reading, and reading
group time. Parents, continue to
use the agendas. As you know,
this is the great communicator!
We are looking forward to the
end of the year and learning as
much as we possibly can by that
time.
Second grade
In Second Grade, we are
learning about butterflies.
B.A.S.E. students have been
studying dinosaurs and space.
We even-learned howte do
research on the computer!'Field
Day was- a"blast! WeVrwsent-'the
day outside racing and compet-
ing in a tug-of-war. Awards Day
was Monday. Way to go, earning
A.R. points! Keep reading. Stu-
dents of the Week are Chris
Vogel, Lizzette Raya, Cali Kirk-
sey, Andrea McKinney, Maria
Garcia and Taylor Watford.


Fourth grade
The 4th graders at
completed their FCAT


Central
assess-


Obituary

Harry Austin 'Jim' Dill
Harry Austin 'Jim' Dill, age, 79,
died April 9, 2005, in Brighton. Mr.
Dill was born in Charlottesville,
Va., and moved to Florida 50 years
ago.
Prior to retirement, he worked
for the News Tribune as a camera-
man and production man for 25
years. He was of the Baptist faith,
a veteran of WWII in the Euro-
pean theatre as a military police-
man attached to 101st Infantry
Division U.S. Army,. past com-
mander and life member of VFW
and the Military Order of the
Cootie, honorary member of
.FACIU (Florida Agriculture Crimes
& Intelligent Unit), Southern
States Livestock & Rural Enforce-
ment Association.
Survivors include: his wife,
Rosalie Dill of Ft. Pierce; -sons,
H.A. Dill, Jr. of Williston and
Thomas Richard Dill of North
Port; daughters, Linda Evans of
Oviedo and Carolyn Dill-Collier of
St. Lucie County; eight grandchil-
dren; and, six great-grandchil-
dren.
Memorial contributions may
be made 'to the charity of one's
choice.
Arrangements are under the
direction of Haisley Funeral & Cre-
mation Service. www.haisleyfu-
neralhome.com


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ments with flying colors many
of the students felt pleased with
their performance and the
teachers were very pleased with
the excellent behaviors and test
taking strategies they witnessed!
Way to go, students!
Mrs. Davis' class would like to
congratulate their new Students
of the Week! Congratulations to
Thania Liberato, Elisabeth Gar-
duna, Katie Vanbeek and Allyson
Trimble! We want to thank you
for always showing your best
behavior. You are each fine
examples of exemplary charac-
ter and we appreciate the way
you conduct yourselves at all
times. Right now, our class is
working on Tropicana Speeches
and will soon present them in
class. Speeches range from cafe-
teria to hurricane topics. We
can't wait to compete in the
school-wide contest. Best of
luck to all the participants! You
are all winners! Also, congratu-
lations to the fifteen students
who earned an R. J. Gators field-
trip for reaching their 25 point
Accelerated Reader Goal! Way to
go! We want to see the entire
class earn the final reward, trip
for A.R.
Mrs. Pritchard wants to thank
every parent who donated
candy, snacks, or drinks for our
testing week. I also want to
thank my students for being
patient with the different subs in
the afternoon while .1 tested
some other students. I was very
proud of each-student each
child worked very hard and I am
sure their score will reflect it!
Stop by the room to see our ver-
sion of some Leonardo da Vinci
classics and some Renaissance
ART. Chelsey Perry, Sir Wiggins,


and Karla Jimenez have been
recent Students of the Week.
In Mr. Goff's class we are
relieved that the FCAT testing is
done. Mr. Goff wants to thank all
of his students for trying their
best. I also appreciate all the
patience the students had as
their schedule changed for the
testing. All of the students
worked very hard. We have
recently finished reading the
book "James and the Giant
Peach". We really enjoyed the
book as well as the movie. We
enjoyed comparing and con-
trasting the book and the movie.
Our recent Students of the Week
have been Alicia Boland,
Stephen Plant, and Destiney
Mullin.
Mrs. Tedders' says thank you
to all of my students for your
hard work during the FCAT test-
ing. I know that our preparation
has been long, and sometimes
difficult, but you worked hard,
and that hard work will pay off.
During the next several weeks
we will be completing a Poetry
Unit for writing class, Science
Fair projects for our science
class, and we will use informa-
tion on colonial Florida to jazz
up our reading class. Additional-
ly, we will be reviewing all of the
skills we learned during Math
Extravaganza; fractions, deci-
mals, geometry and measure-
ment.
And finally, Mr. Schlabach
would like to add great job 4th
grade on FCAT! We have been
working hard and I am confident
that this will show when we get
back the results. Congratula-
tions to all of those students
who have reached their Acceler-
ated Reader goals!


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Community Events


Children's council will meet
The Children's Services Council will meet Thursday, April 14, at
5 p.m. in the conference room of the Okeechobee County school
board office at 700 S.W Second Ave.
Barbecue to benefit Boy Scouts
The Williamson Cattle Company's 2005 barbecue supporting
the Boys Scouts 2005 Friends of Scouting will be held Thursday,
April 14. A meet and greet will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the dinner
will start at 6 p.m. The barbecue will be held at the Williamson
Cattle Company Camp House on Cemetery Road (N.E. 39th
Blvd.) To RSVP, call David Pope at (863) 447-1189.

Diabetes support group will meet
The Raulerson Hospital diabetes support group will meet
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 Hospi-
tal'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 4 p.m.

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

Women's Referral Luncheon planned
The Okeechobee Business Women's Referral Networking Lun-
cheon will be held at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441
S.E., on April 15, with networking at 11:30 a.m. and lunch at noon.
Women should bring business cards and information to promote
their business. The meeting provides networking opportunities
for women in business and is open to the public, no membership
or reservations are required. For information, call Robin Delgado
at 1 (800) 299-8878.

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.

Red Cross offering classes
The American Red Cross Okeechobee branch has an adult
CPR/AED class scheduled for Saturday, April 16, from 9 until 11
a.m. Then, on April 19, an infant/child CPR class will be held from
6 until 10 p.m. A first aid class has been scheduled for April 28, and
will be held from 6 until 10 p.m. Each class is $25 for the first class,
and $5 per class thereafter up to three classes. If you are interested
in signing up please stop by the office, 323 N. Parrott Ave., or call
(863) 763-2488.

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.





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Courtesy photo/Susan Moreland
Looking Back ...
This local youth baseball team, as pictured in the early 1970s, was made up of: (standing, left to right) Joey Shreves,
Rick Sandefur, Hank Raulerson, Tim Lowe and Steve Moreland; (middle row, left to right) Terry Elders, Ronald Tyson,
Danny Harmon and Joe Sammons; (front row, left to right) Kenny Mann, Dennis Tyson, Gene Thomas and Carl McKuhen.
The coaches, standing in the back, were Chuck Elders and David Lowe.


Upcoming Events


Wednesday
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St.. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) will 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 Hos-
pital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., in the north dining room. The meetings are spon-
sored by the American Cancer Society and facilitated by their medical
advisor Dr. Heller. For information, call 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 cafeteria at Raulerson
Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N. For information, contact Wanda Hass at (863)
824-2780.
Tantle Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and mili-
tary information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863)
467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, located at
412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the Fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 p.m. at
the Golden Corral, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is $6.20 plus tip for lunch.
Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For information, 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 Thursdays.
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 the
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.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Second
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-
6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For infor-
mation call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863)
763-2893 or (863) 7Q3-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m. until
noon and representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park
St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W.
Sixth St., from 7 until 9 p.m.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group that will meet
starting at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for and ill family member is wel-
come to join us. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, information and
Ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. Free care
for your loved ones is available at Dunklin Assisted Living/Day Care at 407
N.W. Second Ave. For information call (863) 467-2321.
Lake Okeechobee Alrboat Association will meet at the home of
Diane and Julian Samborski, 8089 N.E. 12th St. at 7 p.m. For information,
call (863) 357-7954.

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


Letter to the Editor


Social Security reform
In my home state of Florida,
over 3 million people receive Social
Security benefits. But will these
retirees' children and grandchil-
dren receive Social Security as
well?
Many options have been pre-
sented to reform Social Security,
but the only truly innovative offer-
ing has been the president's pro-
posal, specifically personal retire-
ment accounts (PRAs).
AARP has come out with a slew
of false and misleading statements
about PRAs and their likely effects.
Take, for instance, the claim that
PRAs would weaken Social Securi-
ty in the long term. This assertion is
directly contrary to any honest
analysis.
PRAs made up of low-risk,
diversified investments would cer-
tainly generate much greater


returns than wasteful government
"management," not to mention
that they would be personal prop-
erty that could be passed on to
loved ones.
AARP further asserts that enact-
ing PRAs would put current and
near retirees' benefits at risk. This
assertion is utterly false. The presi-
dent has made absolutely clear that.
this proposal affects only younger
workers.
We have to decide what kind of
future we want for our posterity -
our most valuable and treasured
asset. Younger workers largely
favor a system that includes PRAs,
and because we want nothing
more than their security, we sen-
iors should too.

Jim Martin,
president,
The 60 Plus Association


Community Events


Back to School supply drive starts
The Shared Services Network's Community Collaborative
Council is sponsoring its annual Back to School supply drive for
Okeechobee's children in foster care. These supplies will be given
to the children in Okeechobee during their annual foster care pic-
nic just before school starts. The children are in need of: pencils,
pens, markers, colored pencils, crayons, highlighters, notebook
paper, construction paper, folders, binders, pencil boxes, lunch
boxes, backpacks, glue, scissors, rulers, erasers, index cards and
calculators. For information on becoming a foster parent, call the
Hibiscus Foster Parent Training Program at (800) 403-9311. Sup-
plies may be taken to the Community Collaborative Council meet-
ings during April, May and July. The meetings will be held in room
303 of the Okeechobee County School Board Office, 700 S.W. Sec-
ond Ave. For information on the school supply drive or the coun-
cil's meetings, call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

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

Healthy Start Coalition will meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coali-
tion will meet Wednesday, April 13, at 11:30 a.m. in their office at
575 S.W 28th Street. The coalition is part of a statewide network
of coalitions responsible for planning and implementing services
for pregnant women and infants. The coalition is made up of citi-
zens interested in promoting healthy families and healthy out-
comes for babies in Okeechobee. For information about the coali-
tion, contact Executive Director Leslie Spurlock at (863) 462-5877.

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.

Golden Age Group to meet
The Golden Age Group will meet April 14 at noon for a covered
dish luncheon and meeting at the American Legion Post #64, 501
S.E. Second St. Members and guests are invited. For information,
call Lillian at (863) 763-9639.


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Asian subterranean termite threatens Florida homes


FORT LAUDERDALE -
Another highly destructive ter-
mite a close relative of the For-
mosan "super termite" that's
gnawing its way across many
Southern states has become
established in South Florida,
according to University of Florida
researchers.
"The Asian subterranean ter-
mite, a major pest in tropical
areas such as Brazil and the West
Indies, was not considered to be
a serious threat to Florida until
now," said Nan-Yao Su, a profes-
sor of entomology with UF's
Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences, or UF/IFAS. "I thought
it could not survive north of the
tropics, and I am puzzled by its
rapid spread in South Florida."
The pest (Coptotermes
gestroi) was found in Key West
and Miami a few years ago, and
now UF researchers have discov-
ered a well-established popula-
tion in Riviera Beach, more than
70 miles north of Miami. The
researchers say they're not sure
how much farther north the trop-
ical species can move and sur-
vive.
"Four buildings in a one-
square-mile area of Riviera
Beach are infested with the ter-
mite, and we believe there may
be more infestations in the area,"
Mr. Su said. "We are asking those
who think they have seen this ter-
mite to contact us at the UF/IFAS
Fort Lauderdale Research and
Education Center."
Mr. Su is working with
Rudolph Scheffrahn, a professor
of entomology at the center, and
Brian Cabrera, an assistant pro-
fessor of entomology, to track
and stop the invasive pest.
Mr.'Su said South Florida is
the only place on Earth where
the new Asian termite and the
Formosan termite (C. for-
mosanus) share the same territo-
ry. The new termite is considered
to be the most destructive pest in


many countries of the tropics -
areas between the Tropics of
Cancer and Capricorn.
To identify possible infesta-
tions of the pest, Mr. Su said resi-
dents should look for winged ter-
mites flying around lights at dusk
and in the evening. The head and
dorsal surface of the body are
dark brown in contrast to its yel-
low-brown underside, thereby
giving the flying insects a "two-
toned" appearance. Termite "sol-
diers" are characterized by their
teardrop shaped heads and the
presence of a pore that secretes a
sticky, milk-like fluid.
When in doubt, homeowners
should contact a professional
pest control operator and have a
thorough inspection of their
property. For more information
on the new termite, visit UF's
"Featured Creature" and "Pest
Alert" Web sites.
Meanwhile, as UF researchers
and pest control officials try to
get an accurate estimate of the
new termite's range in South
Florida, the Formosan termite
continues to spread its destruc-
tion across Florida and much of
the Southeastern United States.
First identified by UF/IFAS
researchers in Miami-Dade and
Broward counties in the 1980s,
the Formosan termite is now
well established along the South-
eastern coast of Florida. Infesta-
tions have been found in 14 other
Florida counties: Citrus, Collier,
Duval, Escambia, Hillsborough,
Lee, Leon, Marion, Martin,
Orange, Pasco, Palm Beach, Put-
nam and Volusia.
Fortunately, Mr. Su developed
a new baiting system that con-
trols the Formosan and other
subterranean termites, including
the new Asian termite. His bait
system has a chemical called
noviflumuron, a growth regula-
tor that prevents termites from
molting, thereby reducing the
ability of the worker population


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The new Asian termite is a close relative of the destructive
Formosan termite.


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Nan-Yao Su, a professor of entomology with the University of
Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, exam-
ines a nest of the new Asian termite that is spreading in
South Florida Friday, April 8, 2004. The pest was found in
Key West 'and Miami a few years ago, and now UF
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in Riviera Beach, more than 70 miles north of Miami. Su,
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ter, said he is not sure how much farther north the tropical


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The chemical has a low toxicity
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Bronson urges vaccinations for horses


TALLAHASSEE Florida Agri-
culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son says this year's first case of
Eastern Equine Encephalitis has
been reported in Union County
and he is urging horse owners to
have their,,,armnals ,v,4accinated
against mosquito-borne illnesses.
The three-year-oldholrse was
seen by a local veterinarian who
suspected Eastern Equine
Encephalomyelitis (EEE). On
March 22, lab testing confirmed
the diagnosis of EEE. The testing
also revealed an exposure to the
West Nile Virus (WNV), which
may have complicated the horse's
condition.
"Horse owners have done a
good job in getting their animals


Briefs

Vaccine for
rabies required
The Florida State Animal Law
828.30 Rabies vaccination of
dogs, cats and ferrets. Okee-
chobee County Ordinance Sec.
10-111, Vaccination against
rabies required and Okee-
chobee 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 Gov-
ernment approved vaccine. Ani-
mal licenses are purchased at
the Animal Control-facility with
proof of current rabies vaccina-
tion. For more information, call
Animal Control at 357-3225.
Club will
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwant-
ed, abandoned and injured fer-
rets. For more information call
763-4333.


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properly vaccinated over the past
few years and we have seen a sig-
nificant drop in the number of
equine WNV cases," Mr. Bronson
said. "But it is critical that we
don't become complacent. Mos-
quito season is upon us and the
chances of contracting these dis-
eases have, of course, increased.
Horse owners are reminded that
their animals' vaccinations must
be up to date, including the nec-
essary booster shots."
In 2004, there were 48 report-
ed cases of EEE in horses and six
confirmed equine WNV cases.
That compares with nearly 500
reported WNV cases in 2002. A
vaccination against WNV became
available in the summer of 2001
and EEE vaccinations have been


around for years.
Mr. Bronson is also urging
Florida residents and visitors to
take precautions against mosqui-
to bites to reduce the chance of
contracting mosquito-borne ill-
nesses. People are urged to avoid
being outdoors at dusk and dawn
when mosquitoes are most active
and, if they must be outside at
those times, to wear loose-fitting,
long-sleeVe shirts and pants. Peo-
ple are also urged to use mosqui-
to repellent containing DEET. Res-
idents should take steps to
eliminate mosquito breeding
grounds on their. property by
removing standing water from
birdbaths, kiddie pools, old tires
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employees Enid Boutrin and
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She is interested in fashion
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At age 5, Ms. Holt was Okee-
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the daughter of Dwane and Jane
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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, April 13, 2005


Sports Briefs


Track at Homestead is installing lights


Youth cheerleader
meeting is planned
There will be a mandatory par-
ent/student meeting on Friday,
April 15, at 5:30 p.m. of all fifth,
sixth and seventh grade girls inter-
ested in becoming Chobee Bulls
cheerleaders. The meeting will be
held in the Yearling Middle School
library.
A cheerleading clinic will take
will be held from Monday, April
18, to Thursday,' April 21, at YMS
beginning at 5:30 p.m. Try-outs
will be Friday, April 22, in the Year-
ling gymnasium beginning at 5:30
p.m. sharp.
For information contact Bar-
bara Stokes at (863) 634-9174.
Links tourney
benefits EYDC
The Okeechobee Golf and
Country Club will host a golf
scramble to benefit the Eckerd
Youth Development Center
(EYDC) youth on April 16.
The 18-hole scramble tourna-
ment will begin at 8:30 a.m. with
a shotgun start.
The cost is $45 per player or
$180 per team. This includes the
round of golf, a cart, lunch and
prizes.
There will be team gift certifi-
cate prizes for merchandise at the
pro shop. Cash awards include:
$500 for first; $300 for second;
$200 for fifth; $100 for ninth; and,
$100 for the next-to-last place
team.
Links tourney aids
wildlife center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilita-
tion Center will host its annual
golf tournament at the Okee-
chobee Golf and Country Club on
April 23.
The scramble will begin at 8
a.m. and will be followed by a
luncheon and the presentation of
trophies and prizes.
The cost is only $45 per golfer
and includes the round of golf,
cart, lunch and prizes.
For information, contact Bon-
nie Matteo at 634-6805.
Kiwanis Club hosts
annual golf tourney
The Kiwanis Club will host its
10th annual golf scramble on Sat-
urday, April 30, at the Okee-
chobee Golf and Countr% Club,
beginning at S a.m with a shot-
gun start. :;.I ,
The $50 entry fee includes a
continental breakfast, cart, prizes
and lunch.
Team prizes are: first place -
$100 gift certificate each player;
second place -$75 gift certificate
each player; eighth place $50 gift
certificate each player; next-to-
last place $25 gift certificate each
player. The first hole-in-one wins
a $25,000 Dodge Ram Quad Cab
Truck donated by Eddie Accardi
Dodge. Hole sponsorships are
$150 for a tee or.Green. Corporate
sponsorships are $300 for a four-
some and one tee sponsorship.
All proceeds will benefit the
youth of Okeechobee County..
For information, contact Ben
Sims at (863) 467-8118.
Junior tennis
tourney slated
The second annual Okee-
chobee Junior Tennis Tourna-
ment will be held Saturday, May
21, at the Okeechobee Sports
Complex tennis courts.
Check in time is 8:45 a.m.
Tournament play will start at 9
a.m.
There will be separate boys
and girls divisions. The divisions
will be broken down into age
groups. They are: boys-10; boys-
12; boys-14; boys-16; and, boys-
18. The girls' division will have the
same age groups as the boys.
The cost will be $10 per player


which includes a T-shirt, lunch,
balls and awards.
For information, contact Dave
Ellis at (863) 763-4518 or 532-
9316.
Team Trail
slate announced
The Okee-Tantie Team Trail
has announced its 2005 tourna-
ment schedule.
The trail will kick off with the
Russ Bringger Memorial Tourna-
ment on May 28. The official trail
will begin on May 29. The dates
for the rest of the trail are June 26,
July 10, Aug.7, Sept. 11 and Oct. 9.
The trail's classic will take
place on Nov. 19 and 20.
For information, contact Larry
Crossman at (863) 763-1020.
YMS girls host
golf tournament
The Lady Yearlings' volleyball
team will host a golf tournament
on Saturday, June 4, at the Okee-
chobee Golf and Country Club,
with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.
The fee is $50 per person
($200 team of four), which
includes a rib dinner after play is
completed. Buddy Mills and the
FFA will be grilling the food.
There will be plenty of prizes,
including prizes for the best score,
longest drive, closest to the pin
and the worst score.
Contact Bruce Conrad to make
reservations for your foursome at
(863) 697-0952 or (863) 467-0130;
or call Yearling Middle School
(YMS) at (863) 462-5056 for infor-
mation.
Golf tournament
will benefit CIS
Communities In School (CIS)
and the Police Athletic League
(PAL) are hosting their sixth annu-
al golf tournament on Saturday,
June 18, at the Okeechobee Golf
& Country Club.
There will be an 8 a.m. shot-
gun start.
Entry fees are $45 per person,
or $180 per team. Sponsorships
are available. The cost of a hole
sponsorship is $150; a tee spon-
sorship is $75; and, a team spon-
sorship is $180.
There will also be chicken and
rib barbecue dinners.
Prizes will be given to the first,
ninth and next-to-last place
teams.
All proceeds will help fund CIS
projects: Mentoring Character.
Counts and Youth Center.
For information, call CIS at
(863) 462-5327.


HOMESTEAD NASCAR's
next champion will be crowned
under the lights at Homestead-
Miami Speedway.
Saying it was a move fans
wanted, track officials announced
a plan Tuesday to install lights at
the facility. The project should be;
completed in time for this year's
Nextel Cup finale in November.
"When one thinks of the great-


est championship sporting events
around the world, one thinks of
prime-time, electric atmos-
pheres," track president Curtis
Gray said. "The championship
finales for NASCAR's three elite
series will now all take place in an
unparalleled setting under the
lights."
The Craftsman Truck Series
Ford 200 will start at 8 p.m. Nov.


18. The Busch Series Ford 300 will
be held Nov. 19 at a still-undeter-
mined time, and NASCAR's sea-
son-ending Ford 400 will begin at
4 p.m. Nov. 20.
Work on the new lighting proj-
ect will begin immediately, track
officials said. The plan calls for
installing 1,482 lamps on 509
poles, stringing 300 miles of wire
and pouring of more than 1.2 mil-


lion pounds of concrete.
It's the second major project at
Homestead in the last two years.
The turns on the 1.5-mile oval
were reconfigured in 2003, with
the banking increased from 7
degrees to between 18 and 20
degrees.
"This is the next step in mak-
ing our events even more excit-
ing," Gray said.


Local pool player qualifies for national tourney


Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Emillo Suarez of Okeechobee
has won the right to compete
in the 8-ball and 9-ball
National Championships in
Las Vegas. The tournament
will take place April 27-30.
By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Emilio Suarez started playing
pool as a youngster, but never took
the game seriously it was just a
way to pass the time with friends.


But one evening several years
ago a buddy watched him play and
suggested that he join a billiards
league.
"I like the game, so I figured
why not," said Suarez.
He joined the Treasure Coast
APA Pool League run by Ron May-
nard. This league is one of 12 in
Florida and covers Martin, St. Lucie
and Okeechobee counties.
"Emilio usually does well every
time he plays," stated Maynard.
"He plays on two local teams out of
Alibi's Lounge in Okeechobee.
He's a level-three player in 9-ball
competition and a level-four player
in 8-ball. He is very valuable to the
team due to individual handicap-
ping."
Suarez competed in the Palm
Beach regionals where he won the
right to travel to Las Vegas and
compete in national competition
along with 600 other players. The
league will pay all his expenses for
the trip.
When he arrives in Las Vegas,


Staff photo/Maria Chandler
Scholarship recipient
Renee Klingler, 18, a student at Okeechobee High School
(O.H.S.) received a two-year scholarship to Indian River
Community College (IRCC) to play volleyball. Renee
plays volleyball, basketball, flag football and runs track
at O.H.S. She holds school records in the 200 meters and
triple jump. She has a 3.9 grade point average and- plans
to study business in college. Her goal is to be a sports
agent. She is the daughter of Richard and Tammy Klin-
gler. "I'm really proud of her," said Tammy of her daugh-
ter's achievements. Congratulating Renee Tuesday on
her achievements are (left to right) Tammy Klingler,
Renee Klingler, George May, OHS head volleyball coach,
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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, April 13, 2005


Brooks named hospital's top volunteer / [il 111 ; I; i [l


Dorothy Brooks was named
Raulerson Hospital 2005 Volun-
teer of Year at a ceremony held
at the hospital.
Brian Melear, chief nursing
officer, made the announcement
at a reception held March 21 to
honor all hospital volunteers.
Mr. Melear presented Mrs.
Brooks with a reserved parking
space for a year, gift certificate
for dinner and a bouquet of
flowers. Her name will be
engraved on a plaque that hangs
permanently in the front lobby
of the hospital. A corsage was
sent to Mrs. Brooks by her
daughter Jo Kempton, who
could not attend the reception.
Mrs. Brooks and her husband
Stan retired to Okeechobee in
1981. from Ft. Lauderdale and
she began her volunteer career
with Raulerson in 1-993.
After her husband's death in
August 2004, and Mrs. Brooks
continued to volunteer and keep
herself as busy as possible.
During the time Mrs. Brooks
has volunteered at Raulerson,


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"During the time Mrs.
Brooks has volun-
teered at Raulerson,
she has held the office
of president, vice presi-
dent and secretary."
she has held the office of presi-
dent, vice president and secre-
tary.
A few of the comments taken
from the nomination forms are
that Mrs. Brooks has a positive
effect on patients, visitors and
employees and that her contri-
butions have been overshad-
owed due to her personal mod-
esty and humility.
Mrs. Brooks has two sons,
Eugene and Jimmy, and one
daughter, Jo. She has nine
grandchildren and 12 great-
grandchildren.
Mrs. Brooks volunteers at
least two days a week, and
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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, April 13,2005 i


Community Events

Hancock family reunion scheduled
The annual Hancock family reunion is scheduled to take place at
Peace River Park in Fort Meade on April 16. It will be held at the Peace
River Park's large shelter, which is the one closest to the highway. For
information, call, Edith Brown (863) 763-4390.
Library hosting Storytelling Fest
The Okeechobee County Public Library will be hosting the fourth
annual Storytelling Fest on April 16 at 2 p.m. The program will start with
local storytellers. There will be a break for refreshments before the fea-
tured storyteller and folk musician, Mrs. Kate Carpenter, brings her
delightful Florida stories and songs to the audience.
Learning Coalition to meet in Fort Pierce
The first meeting of the Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin
and Okeechobee counties will be Monday, April 18, at 10:30 a.m. in the
Community Room at the St. Lucie School District offices in the Orange
Blossom Business Center, 4204 Okeechobee Road, in Fort Pierce. Please
enter the main school district entrance (south west side) and the recep-
tionist 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 Her-


itage Financial Services, 309 S.W Park St., on April 21 starting at 8 a.m.
For information, call (863) 467-8899. All Chamber members and their
guests are invited. Refreshments will be served.
Book discussion group will meet
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group
will continue to meet at 7 p.m. in the Okeechobee Library meeting
room. Everyone who lives to read and discuss books is invited to
attend. The group's schedule is: Thursday, April 21, "Come Tell Me
How You Live", Agatha Christie-Mallowan; Thursday, May 26, "Yel-
low Raft, Blue Water" Michael Dorris; and Thursday, June 23,
"Before Women Had Wings" Connie Fowler. If you have questions
or would like more information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-
9980.
Gospel sing celebration planned
Cowboys for Christ will be having a gospel sing on April 21 with
Mery Lanier as Celebration, at the Basinger Civic Center on U.S. 98
N. The evening will start with a pot luck dinner at 6 p.m. Everyone is
asked to bring a covered dish. The gospel sing will start at 7 p.m. For
information call Doyle McDuffie at (863) 763-2285, or Kim Davis at
(8,63) 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 regis-
trations to Jim McInnes, 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.
Collaborative Council will meet
The Community Collaborative Council will meet Tuesday, April
26, in room 303 of the Okeechobee County School Board building,
700 S.W. Second Ave., starting at 10 a.m. We will be collecting back-
to-school supplies for the Okeechobee children in foster care. We
will continue to collect supplies through the July meeting. For infor-
mation, call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.
Free Lunchbox Lecture is planned
The public is invited to a free Lunchbox Lecture featuring psy-
chotherapist Dr. Brenda Garma, PhD, LMHC, on April 26 from 11:30
a.m. until 1 p.m. The topic of the lecture will be sex education for
teens/parents. The lecture will be held in the upstairs meeting room
of the Visiting Nurses Association, 208 S.E. Park Street. Bring your
lunch, beverages will be provided. Lunchbox Lectures are present-
ed by the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force and are sponsored
by the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition. Future lectures.will
focus on sexual predators, adolescence and sexual boundaries, and
techniques to use for children that are self mutilating. For informa-
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Fields & Subdivision Lots
Fill Dirt & Shell Grading
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Absentee Owner Mowing
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12 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, April 13,2005


2005 Youth Livestock Show Results


Swine
Group 1
Samantha Jewel 5th Blue
Victoria Maggard 12th Blue
Kolby Trimnal 13th Blue
Racey Durrance -7th Blue
Nikki Stratton 3rd Blue
William Hays 10th Blue
Paige Rivero 11th Blue
Amy Kinser 2nd Blue
Jenna Wolff 4th Blue
Brandon McKee 9th Blue
Leaton Coker 6th Blue
Meaghan Thomas 8th Blue
Brianna Fryar 1st Blue
Group 2
Tiffany Patterson 5th Blue '
Chelsey Perry 3rd Blue
*Raybon Durrance 6th Blue
David Butts Jr. 2nd Blue
Elizabeth Maggard 9th Red
Valerie McKee 1 st Blue
Newt Mattson 4th Blue
Lexi Manson 7th Red
Samantha Fryar- 8th Red
Group 3
Andrew Holmes 10th Blue
Kylie Eckhardt 9th Red
Rebecca Barnes 3rd Blue
Jessica Humphrey 6th Blue
John Conner- 5th Blue
McAriel Sherwood 7th Red
Cutter Davis 4th Blue
Jordan Faircloth 8th Red
Rachel Walpole 11th Blue
RC Mattson 1st Blue
Megan Mullin 2nd Blue
Group 4
Ashli Clemons 6th Blue
Lane Whitehead 8th Red
Bobbie Jo Haberlandt -1 st Blue
Jessica Brantley 7th Blue
Allyson Matthews 2nd Blue
Leanna Deloney 5th Blue
Nicholas Nielson 9th Red
Shiloh Anuez- 4th Blue
Jessica Jarriel 3rd Blue
Group 5
Jessie Boney -10th Red
Mitch Platt 5th Blue
Jessica Ziglar 4th Blue
Toner Kelly 9th Blue
Chad Whidden 3rd Blue
Brett Bridges-12th Red
Renee Klingler- 6th Blue
Thomas Fralix- 11th Red
Emily Wherrell 1st Blue
Natasha Vest 8th Blue
Sarah Davis 2nd Blue
Stormy Stokes 7th Blue

Group 6
Billy Childers 8th Red
Molly Mitchell 4th Blue
Amy Rivero 3rd Blue
Johanna Trimble -7th Blue
Jenna Tenniswood 9th Red
Travis Knapp 5th Blue
James Sharp 6th Blue
Travis Butts 2nd Blue
Cheyenne Davis 1st Blue
Group 7
Seth Crum 8th Red
Justin Jarriel 3rd Blue
Kendra Walker 6th Blue
Matthew Robbins 4th Blue
Kaylee Eckhardt 5th Blue
Dustin Stokes 7th Red ,
Matthew Jansen 2nd Blue
Justin White 1st Blue
William Corona 9th Red
Group 8
Quinton Smith 7th Blue
Wesley White- 4th Blue
Rachel Mitchell 8th Red
Michaela Miller 3rd Blue
Travis Thomas 2nd Blue
Clayton McClure 10th Red
Carly Enfinger 5th Blue
Kourtney Bu'ilmaier- 9th Red
Eddie Cruz 6th Blue
Daniel Jansen 1st Blue

Group 9
Jay Zeller 2nd Blue
Justin Morgan 5th Blue
Anthony Crane 7th Blue
Marisa Angle- 1st Blue
Codi Mars- 9th Red,
Cody Johns 4th Blue
Kaysie Vick- 3rd Blue
Sam Kenworthy 6th Blue
Kristi Reed 8th Red
Group 10
Jamie Bruner -10th Red
Dalton Boney 6th Blue
Colton Stokes -3rd Blue
Shelby Thomas 4th Blue
Christine Carter 5th Blue
Carson Williams 9th Red
Jeremy Strenth 2nd Blue
Taylor Enfinger- 7th Blue
Jessie Cofield -1 st Blue
Justin Domer- 8th Blue

Group 11
Preston Smith 4th Blue


Morgan Hord 6th Blue
Janna Mullis -1st Blue
Caitlyn Gaucin 8th Blue
Nicole Henry 9th Red
Willie Wallace 7th Blue
Jessica Wisener 10th Red
Brooke Snyder 2nd Blue
Jess Wolff 3rd Blue
Drew Selvey 5th Blue
Group 12
Greg Bennett- 11th Red
Tuff Durrance 4th Blue
Logan Coker 1st Blue
Levi Crosby 9th Blue
Holly Hayes 3rd Blue
Tyler Platt 6th Blue
Christy Perry 8th Blue
Amanda Goggans 2nd Blue
Kristi Butts 5th Blue
Christy O'Berry -10th Blue
Benjamin Kielbasa- 12th Red
Mark Weir- 7th Blue

Group 13
Kory Buhlmaier 9th Red
Cheyenne Thibodeau 8th Blue
Summer Carnahan 4th Blue
Kayla Clemens 5th Blue
Cory.York -1st Blue
Dayne Bennett -10th Red
James Gainer- 7th Blue
Damon Heater 6th Blue
Savannah Neese 3rd Blue
Tressa Zeller 2nd Blue

Grand Champion
Logan Coker
Reserve Grand Champion
Daniel Janssen

Jr. Showmanship
Drew Selvey -1 st
Travis Butts 2nd
Shiloh Annuez 3rd

Intermediate Showmanship
Carson Williams 1st
Emily Wherrell 2nd
Caitlin Gaucin 3rd

Senior Showmanship
Cory York- 1st
Rene Klinger- 2nd
Newt Mattson 3rd

Beef Breeding
Angus
Breed 23
Bull Oct. 1-Dec. 31,2003
Chad Mills 1st Blue

Class 3 Brahman
Breed 2
Female Jan. 1-Mar. 31,2004
Nathan Candler- 1st Blue

Breed 7
Female Before Jan. 2002
Matthew Dorriety -1st Blue

Breed 21
Bull Apr. 1-Aug. 31,2004
Nathan Candler 1st Blue

Breed 23
Bull Oct. 1-Dec.31,2003
Nathan Candler- 1st Blue
Class 4 Limousin
Breed 2
Female Jan. 1-Mar. 31, 2004
Sara Strenth -1st Blue
Brittany Nemitz 2nd Blue

Class 5 Gelbueh
Breed 3


Female Oct. 1 -Dec. 31,2003
Shyanne Prescott 1st Blue
Class 6 Longhorn
Breed 21
Bull Apr. 1-Aug. 31, 2004
Cristin Shelton 1st Blue
Class 7 X Crossbred
Breed 1
Female Apr. 1-Aug. 31,2004
Matthew Dorreity 6th Red
Chad Mills 7th Red
Deidra Dorriety 5th Red
Chelsie Houston 1st Blue
Justin Mills 8th Red
Brittany Houston 3rd Blue
John Shelton 4th Red
Dustin Houston 2nd Blue

Breed 2
Female Jan. 1-Mar. 31,2004
Amanda Goggans 8th White
James Greeson 3rd Blue
Deidra Dorreity 7th Red
Angela Cline 4th Red
Tyler Hayes 6th Red
Osceola Middle -1 st Blue
Rachel Rock 2nd Blue
Dalton Boney 5th Red

Breed 3
Female Oct. 1-Dec. 31, 2003
Cam Davis 4th Blue
Crystal Young 9th White
Cody Smith -1 st Blue
Kayla Benson 6th Blue
Katie McWaters 5th Blue
Justin Wolff- 3rd Blue
Johanna Trimble 7th Red
Allyson Trimble 8th Red
Jessica Humphrey 2nd Blue
Breed 4
Females Apr. 1 -Sept. 30, 2003
Kaley Dees 1st Blue
Chad Mills 2nd Blue
Justin Mills 3rd Blue

Breed 6
Female Jan. 1 -Dec. 31, 2002
Osceola Middle 1st Blue
Jess Wolff- 3rd Red
Luke Bailey-2nd Blue

Grand Champion Angus
Chad Mills
Grand Champion Female Brahman
Nathan Candler
Reserve Champion
Matt Dorriety

Grand Champion Brahman Bull
Nathan Candler
Reserve Champion
Nathan Candler
Grand Champion Limousin
Sarah Strenth
Reserve Champion
Brittany Nemitz

Grand Champion Gelbueh
Shyanne Prescott

Grand Champion Longhorn
Cristin Shelton

Grand Champion Crossbred
Chelsie Houston
Reserve Champion.
Kaley Dees

Overall Grand Champion Female
Nathan Candler

Overall Grand Champion Bull
Chad Mills


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Bred by Exhibitor Male
Nathan Candler

Junior Showmanship
Justin Mills 1st
Jessica Humphrey 2nd
Cristin Shelton 3rd

Intermediate Showmanship
Tyler Hayes -1 st
Kayla Benson 2nd
Brittany Nemitz 3rd

Senior Showmanship
Kati McWaters -1st
Chad Mills 2nd
Diedra Dorriety 3rd

Steer
Group 1
Taylor Mauldin 5th Red
Cole Fulford 3rd Blue
Taylor Robbins 2nd Blue
1 st Blue Donovan Comfort
Kevin Casperson 6 White
Samantha McKenna 4th Red

Group 2
Brittany Dillon 6th Red
Georgia Hert -1 st Blue
Landon Mattson 5th Red
Jared Prescott 2nd Blue
Holly Garrett 4th Red
Phillip White 3rd Blue

Group 3
Maci Culligan -3rd Blue
John Thomas 5th Red
Yearling Middle 6th Red
Kara Bailey 2nd Blue
Ricky Barnes 4th Blue
Brittany Avant -1 st Blue

Group 4
Jessica Fralix 2nd Blue
Brooke Stokes 3rd Red
Cristin Shelton 5th Red
Amanda White 1st Blue
CJ Bass 6th White
Sara Strenth 4th Red
Group 5
JoBeth Wilkerson 4th Blue
Megan Arrieta 6th White
Ashley Goggans 3rd Blue
Justin Mills 5th Red
Nathan Candler 1st Blue
Nat Stratton- 2nd Blue

Group 6
Brianna Duffy -1 st Blue
Tyler Hayes 4th Blue
Dianna Rodriguez 3rd Blue
Rachel Rock 5th Red
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At the Movies -


The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
IIl.
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 11 "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 III-
"Guess Who" (PG-13) Showtimes:
Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

FPL program helps
with emergency funds
The American Red Cross Okee-
chobee Branch is a Care to Share
Partner Agency. The Care to Share
Program is sponsored by FPL and is
designed to. provide emergency
assistance- funds to customers who
are in a crisis situation and unable to
pay their electric bill. To find out if
you qualify for Care to Share assis-
tance please stop by the American
Red Cross Office at 323 N. Parrott
Ave. or call (863) 763-2488. The
Care to Share office hours are Mon-
day, Wednesday and Friday from
8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Public recycling
drop-off bins open
Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance Facil-
ity, 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.-tIF'
closed on weekends and holidays
Onli -': clabl- matf fialsch 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 accept-
ed include: plastic shopping bags;
commercial business items; tires;
appliances; electronic devices;
yard trash; household trash; oil,
gas, paint or household haz-
ardous waste; and, batteries. For
more information: contact Russell
Rowland, county solid waste
manager, at (863) 763-1811; or,
Waste Management of Okee-
chobee 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
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet


Rinaldo 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.


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Auctions 105
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Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Pesonals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


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 Lucle Bat-
tery & Tire. (863)634-
3689 or 763-5151 or 467-
8982.


SIBERIAN HUSKY Solid
wh le.Blue eyes. Name is
Heimi Very Inendly.
(8631;'63-3721


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


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$350*COVERS children,
etc. Only one signature re-
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fees! Call weekdays
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(877)646-5050.

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, 87P1
NW 240th St or fax resume
to 863-357-1162

BARBER OR BEAUTICIANS
FT/PT $30 Chair rent or
30% Commission Rocky
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$.MANAGEMENT

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

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


HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE WORKER
Knowledge and ability to perform routine roadway
maintenance practices and procedures. Skill and ability
in the safe operation of motor vehicles and other mech-
anized equipment.
This position requires a valid State of Florida "Class B",
Commercial Drivers License with an air brakes en-
dorsement
SALARY: $742.50 Bi-Weekly
Applications must be submitted electronically thru Peo-
ple First at httDs://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.



SECRETARY NEEDED
Real Estate Department
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Seeks: Secretary/Legal Assistant.
Seeking Responsible, Well-Organized
Individual with Real Estate/Legal
Experience. Good typing skills a must;
knowledge of Word Perfect preferred.
Salary commensurate with experience.
Call Susie at 863-763-3131
for information.


CLEAN PERSON NEEDED
Must be 18 yrs of age
Apply in person
ARS POWERSPORTS.
DELIVER HELP NEEDED
Apply @ Royals Ashley
Home Store, 804 E. North
Park St. (863)763-6293
DIESEL MECHANIC- want-
ed Salary negotiable:
Based on experience and
tools (863)357-2150.
Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay &
Benefits for Experienced
Drivers, 0/0, Solos,
Teams & Graduate Stu-
dents. Bonuses Paid
Weekly. Equal Opportunity
Employer. (888)MORE
PAY (888-667-3729).
ESTIMATOR
.Wanted for construction job
- for Underground Utilities,
streets & sewer.
(863)763-2838.
FULL TIME
LEGAL ASSISTANT
SECRETARY
East Coast law firm, serving
the Treasure Coast for 29
years, is expanding its firm
to Okeechobee. Applicant
must be experienced in
Real Estate or Civil Litiga-
tion, preferably both. Sala-
ry commensurate with ex-
perience. Send resume to
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.

NEEDED

LAUNDRY
WORKER
Seeking mature,
responsible
person to work full
time in laundry.
Must be Bilingual.
Apply In Person At:
406 NeW. 4th St.
Local
Construction Company
Looking for person
EXPERIENCED
in framing, roofing,
carpentry, drywall,
painting & trim work.
Class D license required.
863-357-1804
Looking for Someone
experienced in concrete
block and flatwork.
Must have driver's
license.
863-357-0852
MA, LPN or
RECEPTIONIST
Needed for busy
doctors office. Experience
required. Excellent Benefits.
Call: 863-763-4011.
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9298.
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looking for a career in restaurant management.

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Must have .High. School Diploma or equivalent.

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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
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class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced-teacher has
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(863) 357-2442
for more information



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

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


S/E & 3-State Run: T/T
Drivers. HOME WEEK-
ENDS. Mileage Pay, Bene-
fits, 401K. Trainees Wel-
come/ Miami area- exp.
req. 23 min age/Class-A
CDL Cypress Truck Lines
(800)545-1351.

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

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

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

STORE HELP NEEDED
Walpole Feed
& Supply
Benefits avail
Apply at: 2595 NW
8th Street

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

CASHIER NEEDED
For Country Store
(863)763-0473.

We are growing!
With our new 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. Drum Citgo,
mml84, FI., Tumpike
(863)763-9383 DFWP.



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

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

BARTENDER &
COOK
Part time, Call for interview
(863)763-2250

DRIVE YOUR CAR
To Port St. Lucie at
3:15pm M-F. $200. per wk
Call (772)215-6918.

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


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


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#1 CASH COW! 90 Vending
-Machine Hd. You approve
Loc's-$10,670 (800)836-
3464 #802428.


ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE
Do you earn $800/day? 30
Machines, Free Candy All
for $9,995. (800)814-
6323 B02000033. CALL
US: We will not be under-
qnldrl


$50,000 FREE CASH
GRANTS*****- 2005!
Never Repay! For personal
bills, school, new busi-
ness. $49 BILLION Left
unclaimed from 2004.
Live Operators! (800)606-
6081 Ext #75.

Loans by phone. Up to
$1000 in 24hrs. No Credit
Check! Bank Account Req.
(888)350-3722
www.paychecktoday.co-
m.

Mortgages, Refinance or
Purchase. No money,
down. No Income, low
rates. All credit consid-
ered. (higher rates may
apply) No mobile homes.
(888)874-4829 or
www.AccentCapital.com
Licensed Correspondent
Lender.



Services




Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services 4.35


ALL PURPOSE
HANDYMAN
Home repairs, Daily labor
for Hire, 20 years experi-
ence in carpentry. Call
Fred (772)708-3546


Is Stress Ruining Your
Life? Read DIANETICS by
Ron L. Hubbard Call
(813)872-0722 or send
7.99 to Dianetics, 3102
N. Habana Ave., Tampa FL
1inn7


MAURO
HORSE SHOEING
954-540-9659
Oklahoma %
Graduate




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






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



PHOTO ID CARDS
Elliott's Quik Foto
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553


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




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



Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/'Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins 'Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer Video 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 65-5
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies."
Equipment 665
Pets. Supplies'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools A Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television. Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
To is Games 730
VJRs s735
Wanted to Buy 740



AIR CONDITIONER: 2005 3
Ton Package Unit w/Heat.
Never installed. $1150.
(954)309-8659
DUCT, 25 Ft. links, used for
Air Conditioning. $100 for
all. Call (863)467-7953
for more inTo.


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


CHEST FREEZER, 5 cubic
foot, like new, $75.
(260)519-1249

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

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


House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960


NICE 1BR/1BA Park Model
Golf, pool & lake access
$575 mo. +, FLS, Lease
(863)763-7623


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


UPRIGHT FREEZER White,
14.1 cu. ft. $50. Can deliv-
er within LaBelle. Call Rob-
ert (863)675-2199.
WASHER (Whirlpool) &
DRYER (Frigidaire). Good
cond. Moving must sell.
$100 (863)763-2958



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


BUILDING SALE! "Built To
Last/Priced To Sell!" Eco-
nomical all steel arch
style. Best for wind/snow.
Many sizes/shapes. Pio-
neer (800)668-5422.
Since 1980.
www.poineersteel.com.

STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory
Deals Save $$$. 40 x 60'
to 100 x 200'. Example: 50
x 100 x 12' = $3.60/sq ft.
(800)658-2885
www.rigidbuilding.com.
STEEL BUILDINGS EZ
BUILD AISC Certification -
Office/Warehouse, Shop/
Garage, Arena/Barn,
Hangers. A plant near you!
Will beat any price or
$205. (800)993-4660,
www.universalsteel.com.




ALUMINUM AWNINGS 3,
40"W x 60"L, 45"W x
42"H, 75"W x 49"H. $350.
Will Sep. 863-467-6102
LUMBER, Pressure Treated,
4x4x10. Approx. 150.
$1500 value. $900 for all,
will sep. (863)843-0058
METAL ROOFING SAVE
$$$ Buy Direct From Man-
ufacturer. 20 colors in
stock with all Accessories.
Quick turn around! Deliv-
ery Available Toll Free
/RRRwqm- niqc
VERTICAL BLINDS, 1 yr.
old, 2 way pull, 116"x68"
& 168x68". $50 will sep.
(863)763-9371
WINDOWS, tinted, 2 30x55,
1 48x55. Mirrored sliding
doors, 3 sets 48x72".$150
for all. 863-763-9371



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



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,, ,Bja cherry
w/lizard. 71/, Mst see.
$175. (863)634-0387


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


BEDROOM SET, 3 pcs., (No
Bed) $350. (239)728-
5172

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

BUNK BEDS Twin, Solid
wood w/bunky boards.
Rarely used. $225 863-
'634-5943.
CHEST, Dark wood. Great
for blankets. Good condi-
tion. $45. 863-763-0634

CHINA CABINET, White,
Wood. $150 239)728-
5172

Coffee Table, 2 end tables
& sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $300/
all. (863)674-0467.,
COUCH & CHAIR, Floral de-
sign. Good condition. No
damage. $150. 863-467-
'7953
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.
DRAWERS- Goes under
Capts. Bed. $50 or best
offer. (863)467-0987.

RECLINER, LANE, w/rocker
& swivel, cream with light
green stripes, $200.
(863)467-8681


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



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


HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243
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



New Motorized Wheel-
chairs-Scooter Type, and
Diabetic Supplies at NO
COST if eligible. Free De-
livery! Medicare or Private
Insurance accepted. We
Come To You! TLC Medi-
cal Supplies (888)601-
0641.


ALASKAN DIAMOND WIL-
LOW (2)- beautiful pattern,
$200 neg. (863)763-7584
after 5.
BRAND NEW COMPUTER
Bad Credit? No Problem!
You're approved. Guaran-
teed. No Credit Check
Checking account re-
quired. (800)507-4855
Blue Hippo Funding Call
now for free bonus.

CUSHIONS, 1 set of booth
seat/back, like new, $10.
(260)519-1249

EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers.
Job Placement Assis-
tance. Computer & Finan-
cial aid if qualify.
(866)858-2121
www.tidewatertechonline-
.com.
FREE 4-ROOM DIRECT
SYSTEM includes stan-
dard installation. 3
MONTHS FREE 50+ Pre-
mium Channels. Access to
over 225 channels! Limit-
ed time offer. S&H. Re-
strictions Apply.
(866)500-4056.
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PROJECTOR, 3M 910 Over-
head, works fine, excellent
condition, $30. (863)357-
3779
PROJECTOR, Kodak Slide
Carousel, Model 750H,
works fine, exc. condition,
$30. (863)357-3779
SCAT SCOOTER. '96- grey,
electric cart, wide, front
basket, good cond, 2 batt.
$325. (863)763-7697.

SPA. Must Sell. 7 Person
Deluxe. Never Used. In-
cludes Cover. Will Deliver.
Full Warranty. Can Finance
W.A.C. Payments Under
$100 per Month. In a Hur-
ry. Call (800)980-7727.

WOLFF TANNING BEDS
Buy Direct and Save! Full
Body units from $22 a
month! FREE Color Cata-
log CALL TODAY!
(800)842-1305
www.np.etstan.com.



GUITAR- Alveraz, plays
good, looks good, case,
asking $185 or best offer.
(863)697-9704.



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


MACAW- Blue and gold,
3yrs old, $780 or best of-
fer. (863)234-9553.

MALAMUTE WOLF/
SHEPHERD- puppies,
asking $20. (863)612-
0647.
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.
RABBIT CAGE, Large. $30
(863)763-3451


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.



SPEAKERS- (2) JL AUDIO
12" subs, w/box & 700 W
amp. Like brand new,
$700. (863)697-2423.


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



PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed. Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies'
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
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.
REGISTERED PASO FINO
GELDING- 11 yrs, buck-
sskin color, smooth gait,
$2500 (863)447-2395.



LAWN TRACTOR- '02,
16HP, Cub Cadet, Power
$1950. (863)467-5933.
PATIO TABLE Round,
Wright iron, 4 chairs. $45.
(863)763-7358.

RIDING MOWER, Dixon,
0 Turn, 52" cut, 18 hp, runs
good. $1100. or consider
trade. 863-697-2032
RIDING MOWER, Wheel
Horse, $300. (863)357-
1560

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


Rentals I



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos.
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property -
Rent 925


MICROWAVE- Samsung,
with microwave cart, ex-
cellent condition,' $50.
(863)763-3451.
REFRIGERATOR Kenmore,
side by side, White, 22 cu.
ft. Works good. $100
(863)674-0898
REFRIGERATOR, Frigidaire,
Side By Side w/3rd door.
Works really good. $125
neg. (863)675-2440
Refrigerator, Commercial,
8x79x32, 3 dr, see thru,
$500 neg. You Haul. 863-
763-6257/763-0818.
REFRIGERATOR W/ICE
MAKER- good condition,
$75. (863)357-3105.

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


WATERBED King size.
$100. (863)467-4049.


Yankee Candles Sale!
Morgan's Furniture
707-709 SW Park St.
863-467-2072



EASY GO GOLF CART
restored
$2200
(863)692-2229
GOLF CLUBS- 30 Misc,
clubs, incid sets, $6.00
each, 2 bags $7 each.
(863)946-3123.
GOLF CLUBS, Calloway,Big
Bertha, War Bird & Regu-
lar. $165 for all, will sep.
(863)946-3123


Asking $600. (863)357-
0471.




AMERICAN PIT BULL TER-
RIERS- ABA Reg, all col-
ors, 8 wks old, (863)697-
2750.
CATAHOULA, reg. 12-wks,
housebroken, doggy door,
some commands. $100.
each. (863)467-0380.
CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES
7wks, CKC, 2-Males
$350. ea. 863-467-7424
or 863-610-1863.
COCKATIELS (3)- nice, with
cage and stand, $100.
(863)357-3105.


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16 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, April 13,2005


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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.



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 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property- Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1i;70
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 090



BACK ON THE MARKET
2BR/2BA w/in house
pool located @ J & S
fish camp on lake
Okeechobee today re-
duced to $140,000
(772)597-6158 or
954-801-6158



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

COASTAL GEORGIA- Water
access, marshfront home-
sites. Gated community,
tennis, golf, kayaking &
canoeing. Preconstruction
discounts, limited time.
From mid-70's. (877)266-
7376
www.cooperspoint.com.
FORECLOSED GOV'T
HOMES $0 or Low down!
Tax repos and bankrupt-
cies! No Credit O.K. $0 to
low down. For listings
800)501-1777 ext.
9QQ


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


LAND WANTED Land In-
vestment company seeks
large acreage in Florida
and Georgia. Interested in
waterfront, timber, and ag-
ricultural lands. Must have
road frontage or good ac-
cess. Cash buyer with
quick closings. Call
(877)426-2326 or email:
landyetiveg@aol.com.


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




Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
1-800-466-1930
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AB 111 AU 237


Mobile Homes




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




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



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


READING A NEWSPAPER...


NICE 1BR/1BA Park Model
on condo lot @ Blue Cy-
press. Large lot, golf, pool
& lake access. $39,900.
"Owner Motivated".
(863)763-7623

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 1005
Campers,'RVs 9 0110
Jet Skdis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035


BOAT, 14', Aluminum w/'01
trailer & 5.5 hp, Johnson
0/B, Seats, Trolling motor.
$1200 (863)763-6069
BOAT MOTOR '91 Mariner,
Long shaft with controls.
$1100. (863)634-2761.

BOAT TRAILER, "Rocket"
Single Axle, Holds 14-16
ft. boat. $250. (863)763-
3822
BOAT, Trihull & Trailer,w/
50HP Johnson. Set up for
nite fish. Gr. cond. $2,200.
(606)271-1171
MERCURY '01, 25 hp, elec-
tric start, 0/B Motor, 2006
warranty. Perfect cond.
$2000 (863)697-1645
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PONTOON BOAT, 20 Ft.,
1995, Sweet Water, w/trlr.
& all access. $5200 or best
offer. (863)357-4751
PONTOON BOAT, 16 Ft.
New marine plywood floor,
approx. 50hrs, on Yamaha
Motor w/power trim & trol-
ling motor. $3500 (863)
467-2609 after 2pm.

TRI-HULL, 1'6 Ft., 70 hp
Evinrude. Lots of extra's.
$1300 or best offer.
(863)946-1728


FLEETWOOD '99, 21', Hy-
bdrid, A/C, Bunkbeds,
sleeps 7, Good Cond Ask-
ing $8500 863-467-2773
JAYCO, 30 Ft., w/awning.
Exc. shape, full bed. See @
Taylor Creek Lodge. Ask-
ing $3500 863-357-4564




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


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


YAMAHA YZ80, '86- runs
good, $1000 or best offer.
(863)634-7256.



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

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



Fleetwood Mallard, '99,
25' Trael -Trailer, c/a,
heat, refrigerator, micro-
wave, range, sleeps 6,
$7000. (863)983-3189/
228-1277
Seadoo Jet Boat
Sport LE, '01
130hp, low hrs., garage
kept, boat cover & trailer
$8700
(863)983-3189/228-1277


Automobiles




Automobiles 4105
Autos Wanted 1010
Classic Cars 1015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 40.10
Parts Repairs 1045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



BUICK LESABRE '87, Good
condition. A/C, runs good.
$700. (772)618-0607.

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

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




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

FORD MUSTANG 1989,
Runs great, 4 cyl., 5 spd.
$1000. 863-634-1077 or
863-763-6138
FORD TAURUS, '87- no air,
auto, new tires, low miles,
rebuilt mtr, new batt, $800
neg.. (863)763-6396.
MAZDA 626, '00, V6, 50k
miles, leather, auto, alloys,
all power, $8100.
(863)314-0654




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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE NINETEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO. 1995-DP-526
IN THE INTEREST OF:
D.V., BOB: 02/02/95
Mother of the minor child:
Cathy Blas
TO: Father of D.V.,
BRUCE VANDERGRIFT
Residence & Address Unknown
You are hereby notified that a petition
under oath has been filed by the
Department of Children and Family
Services in the above-styled Court
for the termination of parental
rights relative to D.V., a female
child, born on the 2nd day of Feb-
ruary, 1995. The child was born in
the County of St. Lucie, in the State
of Florida. You are commanded to
be and appear before a Judge of
the Circuit Court, Juvenile Division
in the above-styled Court located
at:
Okeechobee County Courthouse
304 N.W. 2ndStreet,
Okeechobee, FL 34972
At 1:30 P.M. on the 4th day of May,
2005, for hearing and to show
cause why said Petition should not
be granted.
Failure to personally appear at this
advisory hearing constitutes con-
sent to the termination of your pa-
rental rights to this child. If you fail
to appear on the date and time
specified, you may lose all legal
rights as a parent to the child
named in the petition attached to
this notice.
Be advised that you have the right to
have an attorney represent you in
this matter. If you cannot afford an
attorney, one may be appointed for
you.
Witness my hand as the Clerk of said
Court and the seal thereof, this
21st day of March, 2005.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of Court
By: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
563243 ON 3/24 30.4/6 13


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

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PONTIAC GRAND AM, '92,
runs, needs some work,
body in good shape, $600.
(239)462-7342
TOYOTA CAMRY, '90- AC,
new tires, new brakes, ex-
cellent condition, $1400,
(863)877-0079.

TRANS AM 1985 needs
work does not run $600
ne otiable (863)467-
1985



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



CLASSIC JEEP CHEROKEE
'85 runs & in good shape
$1250 or best offer
(863)763-0072.
JEEP WRANGLER, '92-
4x4, $1800 neg. Call for
more information.
(863)697-3656.


CLUB CAR, '97- exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
863)697-1350/763-2063.


CLUB CAR, Good cond.
good batt.& chgr. $999
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.


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



GOLF CART, '97, Take off
Club Car Body, $175. Or
best offer. (863)675-
1472.
GOLF CART, Club Car, late
model, reconditioned, gas
& electric, $1495,
(863)675-1472

GOLF CART- Club Car, with
charger, looks and runs
great, $1000. (863)610-
0575.
Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878


ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John
Deere or Kawasaki Mule.
$900. (863)692-2229.

FORD BRONCO, '79 parts
only, $300. ISUZU PUP
'85- parts only, $150.
(863)763-5147.

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

TAILGATE for Ford F250
Pickup, navy blue, New
$424 Now $350. or best
offer. 863-677-1407
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.


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



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 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

KIA SPORTAGE, '01-low
miles, 4x4, fully loaded,
runs great, $6300,
(863)902-0506 aft 5.




MATTRESS- new, for Trac-
tor Trailer sleeper, 36x78,
plus sleeper pad mattress,
$60. (863)674-1695.


PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES
OF INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE WILL HOLD A REGULAR
BOARD MEETING TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2005 AT 3:30 P.M. IN ROOMS
310 AND 311 OF THE TOMEU BUILDING ON THE MAIN CAMPUS OF IN-
DIAN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT 3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT
PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5596. NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN THAT AT 9:00
A.M. TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2005, AN AGENDA MEETING WILL BE HELD
IN ROOM 206 IN THE W BUILDING ON THE MAIN CAMPUS, 3209 VIR-
GINIA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5596. ANY PERSONS
WISHING TO PLACE BEFORE THE BOARD FOR CONSIDERATION ARGU-
MENTS CONCERNING ISSUES OF LAW OR POLICY OR PRESENT EVI-
DENCE OF ANY PERTINENT FACT THAT MAY BE IN DISPUTE MUST NO-
TIFY THE PRESIDENT OF THE COLLEGE AT LEAST SEVEN DAYS BE-
FORE THE SCHEDULED MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES. ANY
PERSONS WISHING TO APPEAL THE DECISIONS OF THIS BOARD WITH
RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING WILL
NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE
MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEED-
ING IS MADE.
567801 ON 4/13/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE NINETEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2000-DP-058
IN THE INTEREST OF:
A.A., DOB: 07/16/96
Mother of the minor child:
Ernestina Alvarez
TO: Father of A.A.,
Juan Carlos Gillian Sosa
Residence & Address Unknown
You are hereby notified that a petition
under oath has been filed by the
Department of Children and Family
Services in the above-stylad Court
for the termination of parental
rights relative to A.A., a male child,
born on the 16th day of July, 1996.
The child was born in the County of
St. Lucie, in the State of Florida.
You are commanded to be and ap-
pear before a Judge of the Circuit
Court, Juvenile Division in the
above-styled Court located at: -
Okeechohee County Courthouse
304 N.W. 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, FL 34972
At 1:30 P.M. on the 4th day of May,
2005, for hearing and to show
cause why said Petition should not
be granted.
Failure to personally appear at this
advisory hearing constitutes con-
sent to the termination of your pa-
rental rights to this child. If you fail
to appear on the date and time
specified, you may lose all legal
rights as a parent to the child
named in the petition attached to
this notice.
Be advised that you have the right to
have an attorney represent you in
this matter. If you cannot afford an
attorney, one may be appointed for
you.
Witness my hand as the Clerk of said
Court and the seal thereof, this
21st day of March, 2005.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of Court
By: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
563230 ON 3/24,30;4/6,13



CAR DOLLY, Used once.
Extra wide. Heavy duty.
$850. (863)674-0898


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

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

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


Ia K

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

UTILITY TRAILER- 6x14,
Opened w/Rear & side ramp
/spare tire. New cond.
$900. (863)697-2032
Love the earth. Recycle your
used items by selling them
in the classified.


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

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Community Events


Main Street Inc. to elect directors
Okeechobee Main Street, Inc. will hold its monthly general member-
ship meeting at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E., on
Wednesday, April 27, at noon. Elections for the board of directors will be
held at this meeting. This meeting is open to the public. For information,
contact LydiaJean Williams, executive director, at (863) 357-MAIN.

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 am. 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.


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